Re: Steve Kemp <email@example.com> Please check your Debian E-Mail.
On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 03:31:40AM +0100, Steve Kemp wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 07, 2005 at 10:12:56PM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > > The SSP compiler is a patch against GCC and offers "Stack Smashing
> > > Protection". In short it gives protection against buffer overflow
> > > bugs, and attacks.
> > Steve, you are aware that GCC 4.1 will include a complete
> > reimplementaton of this feature, right? Wouldn't time be better spent
> > with that than with the obsolete SSP patches?
> The GCC 4.1 implementation, mudflap, appears to do an entirely
> different thing.
No, mudflap is not what I'm talking about. That's in GCC 4.0. It's a
heavyweight, featureful bounds checker. But in GCC 4.1, there is a new
option: -fstack-protector. It's by principle roughly the same as the
IBM ProPolice feature, although Richard reimplemented it from the
This should be basically the same as what you're testing, except
already included in GCC.