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Re: [PATCH] bug fix for grub-pe2elf

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bug fix for grub-pe2elf
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:41:52 +0900
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On Saturday 11 April 2009 21:07:51 Bean wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 6:24 PM, Yoshinori K. Okuji <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Saturday 11 April 2009 18:29:00 Bean wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> When symbol name is 8 or less, pe store it as short name, which is not
> >> necessary null-terminated.
> >
> > Oh, I didn't know that. Where is it documented?
> Hi,
> Recently, I found some wired symbol not found error in modules
> generated by mingw. After examining the binary image, it seems that PE
> would use short name even for symbol whose length is 8, therefore no
> null character at the end. grub-pe2elf assume the name is
> null-terminated, which could result in extra characters in the
> symbols.

OK, so you've learned it from experience. :)
As I don't want to agree on Microsoft's annoying conditions, I don't read the 
official spec, but Wikipedia admits that your interpretation is right.


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