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
> false.

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

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