crash in atexit()

Mark Pilon mpilon at
Mon Nov 12 02:45:55 EST 2001

our story thus far:

I'm attempting to port the development kernel to a custom controller
with a PPC405PM (that's 405GP + FPU).  I've built my own toolkit
and have built a small target filesystem w/ SELF (many thanks

the kernel boots and I can run sash as an init=/bin/sash ...
the kernel finds the filesystem and sash.

I've gotten beyond taking the first FPU-unavailable exception
by adding what appears necessary.

I'm SEGV'ing in atexit(), because of an apparently hard-coded
null pointer dereference: [ the call to atexit() is made by
__libc_start_main so I think I'm close to running ...]

/* Register FUNC to be executed by `exit'.  */
atexit (void (*func) (void))
  return __cxa_atexit ((void (*) (void *)) func, NULL,
                       &__dso_handle == NULL ? NULL : __dso_handle);

which has compiled to:
100004bc <atexit>:
100004bc:       94 21 ff f0     stwu    r1,-16(r1)
100004c0:       7c 08 02 a6     mflr    r0
100004c4:       90 01 00 14     stw     r0,20(r1)
100004c8:       3d 20 00 00     lis     r9,0
100004cc:       38 09 00 00     addi    r0,r9,0
100004d0:       81 69 00 00     lwz     r11,0(r9)

I suspect that this is centered around __dso_handle, but don't
know what this means.

I also suspect this has been covered before, but I've searched and
found references to some "atexit patches" but nothing specific --
If I need to patch my glibc where can I go for said patches?

any overview & context would be appreciated,

Mark Pilon

P.O. Box 37
Fallon, MT.  59326-0037


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