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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] makefile: detect corrupted elf files

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] makefile: detect corrupted elf files
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 09:44:04 +0200
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"Michael S. Tsirkin" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 11:01:05PM +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> On 21 May 2013 22:46, Michael S. Tsirkin <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > Once in a while make gets killed and doesn't
>> > clean up partial object files after it.
>> > Result is nasty errors from link.
>> > This hack checks object is well formed before linking,
>> > and rebuilds it if not.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <address@hidden>
>> > ---
>> >
>> > Is below useful for others?
>> Seems to me like this is just working around a make bug:
>> it is supposed to delete the partial object if it gets
>> killed.
> It can't if it gets killed by kill -9 or e.g. OOM killer
> (or OS reboot).

Any generated file could be truncated then, not just objects.

If you abort a build with kill -9 or equivalent, you blow away the build
tree and start over.  A sufficiently unlucky truncation could still
build, but not work.


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