Issues building Glbc+Linux-2.6

Robert Connolly robert at
Wed Jun 20 12:32:36 PDT 2007

On Wednesday June 20 2007 03:10:52 pm wrote:
> Hi,
> Trying to update jhalfs to match current SVN book I found some issues.
> First, when running the Cocoon sanity checks there is no
> *** stack smashing detected ***: ./strcat-overflow-ssp terminated

Did you use the fstack-protector patch?

> output error for "./strcat-overflow-ssp abcdefghi", and the command
> readelf -ld strcat-overflow | \
>     grep -E 'Shared object|TEXTREL'
> show nothing, at least on the build logs.

That should show 'Shared object'. I think you missed the fpie patch.

> Later, when building Glibc into the chroot, it bombs with:
> gcc -fPIC -fno-stack-protector -U_FORTIFY_SOURCE -nonow
> -nopie ../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386/fork.c -c -std=gnu99 -O2 -Wall
> -Winline -Wwrite-strings -fmerge-all-constants -g -Wstrict-prototypes
> -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2  -D_IO_MTSAFE_IO   -I../include
> -I/sources/glibc-build/posix -I/sources/glibc-build -I../sysdeps/i386/elf
> -I../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386/i686
> -I../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386 -I../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386
> -I../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux -I../nptl/sysdeps/pthread
> -I../sysdeps/pthread -I../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux -I../sysdeps/gnu
> -I../sysdeps/unix/common -I../sysdeps/unix/mman -I../sysdeps/unix/inet
> -I../sysdeps/unix/sysv/i386 -I../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv
> -I../sysdeps/unix/sysv -I../sysdeps/unix/i386 -I../nptl/sysdeps/unix
> -I../sysdeps/unix -I../sysdeps/posix -I../sysdeps/i386/i686/fpu
> -I../nptl/sysdeps/i386/i686 -I../sysdeps/i386/i686 -I../sysdeps/i386/i486
> -I../nptl/sysdeps/i386/i486 -I../sysdeps/i386/fpu -I../nptl/sysdeps/i386
> -I../sysdeps/i386 -I../sysdeps/wordsize-32 -I../sysdeps/ieee754/ldbl-96
> -I../sysdeps/ieee754/dbl-64 -I../sysdeps/ieee754/flt-32
> -I../sysdeps/ieee754 -I../sysdeps/generic/elf -I../sysdeps/generic
> -I../nptl  -I.. -I../libio -I. -D_LIBC_REENTRANT -include
> ../include/libc-symbols.h
> -o /sources/glibc-build/posix/fork.o -MD -MP
> -MF /sources/glibc-build/posix/fork.o.dt
> -MT /sources/glibc-build/posix/fork.o
> gcc: unrecognized option '-nonow'
> gcc: unrecognized option '-nopie'
> ../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386/../fork.c: In function '__libc_fork':
> ../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/i386/../fork.c:203: error: can't find a
> register in class 'BREG' while reloading 'asm'
> make[3]: *** [/sources/glibc-build/posix/fork.o] Error 1
> There is also a lot of
> gcc: unrecognized option '-nonow'
> gcc: unrecognized option '-nopie'
> messages before that point.

Same thing, I think you missed the fpie patch. If you're getting BREG from 
Glibc-2.5 it's because '-fPIC' was not found to be default by ./configure 
(near the end of ./configure's output).

Or maybe your browser cookies disabled aslr and ssp parts of the book. I 
commented those options out until the book uses them properly, because right 
now things like above could happen.

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