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Re: [PATCH v2] generic-loader: check that binary file target location ex
Re: [PATCH v2] generic-loader: check that binary file target location exists
Tue, 2 Nov 2021 14:15:12 +0000
On Tue, 2 Nov 2021 at 14:04, Damien Hedde <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 11/1/21 11:53, Peter Maydell wrote:
> > Won't this break the case of loading a file that spans two
> > consecutive-but-different memory regions ?
> yes. I did not thought about that.
> > I think if we want
> > to catch "we tried to load something to an address not backed
> > by something" we should do that by making load_image_targetphys_as()
> > correctly handle errors from the memory accesses it makes and
> > propagate an error-return to the caller.
> The problem is that load_image_targetphys_as() just uses rom_load_...().
> And these macros/functions only put some "rom to load" objects in a list
> without doing any real accesses.
Oh yes, I'd forgotten that this was all using the rom blob
I think in that case that whatever we do we should aim
to be consistent between the different load-image functions;
we shouldn't add a check to load_image_targetphys_as() which
we don't do in eg load_elf_as(). That probably means we should
only be looking to warn or error at the point where we actually
load the ROM blobs into memory.