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Drop the dependency on dl_unwind_find_exidx().

Authored by ed on Feb 23 2017, 11:52 AM.



While porting libunwind over to CloudABI for ARMv6, I observed that this
source file doesn't build, as it depends on dl_unwind_find_exidx(),
which CloudABI's C library was lacking. After I added that function,
I still needed to patch up libunwind to define _Unwind_Ptr.

Taking a step back, I wonder why we need to make use of this function
anyway. The unwinder already has some nice code to use dl_iterate_phdr()
to scan for a PT_GNU_EH_FRAME header. The dl_unwind_find_exidx() does
the same thing, except matching PT_ARM_EXIDX instead. We could also do
that ourselves.

This change gets rid of the dl_unwind_find_exidx() call and extends the
dl_iterate_phdr() loop. This approach has the advantage of getting rid
of some of those OS-specific #ifdefs. This now means that if an
operating system only provides dl_iterate_phdr(), it gets support for
unwinding on all architectures. There is no need to add more stuff, just
to get ARMv6 support.

Note to reviewers:

This change is identical to D28082, except that it now adds the
necessary code to do bounds checking on PT_LOAD. The previous version of
this change lacked this, which didn't cause any problems on CloudABI,
but did break the Linux build bots. This is why I reverted it.

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