[PATCH v3] ARM: fix atags_to_fdt with stack-protector-strong

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Thu Jan 7 11:11:37 PST 2016

Hi Kees,

On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 7:40 PM, Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org> wrote:
>> Also, I suspect that all of the decompressor should be built with
>> -fno-stack-protector as we don't have sufficient environment here.
>> Maybe it should be placed in the global CFLAGS for the decompressor?
> I prefer keeping it disabled in as narrow a range as possible. If
> other code gains a level of complexity that it triggers the stack
> protector code insertion, I think that's worth examining when it
> happens. If this ever becomes an actual burden, then yeah, let's do it
> for the whole decompressor, but I think it'd be best to revisit it if
> it happens again.

What's the failure mode if the stack protector code insertion is triggered?



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