Re: [patch core/stackprotector] stackprotector: Fix build whencompiler lacks support
From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Tue Dec 31 2013 - 19:16:40 EST
On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> NAK. If you have selected CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG, the build
> the fail hard. Without this, it means you'll end up with kernels that
> build and show a stackprotector option in their config, which is
What we really really want to do is to have some way to add config
options based on shell scripts and compiler support. That would also
get rid of a lot of Makefile trickery etc.
Then we could just make CC_STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG depend on
CC_SUPPORTS_STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG or whatever.
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