Re: [RFD] x86: The future of MPX

From: Dave Hansen
Date: Mon Apr 30 2018 - 00:44:18 EST

On 04/28/2018 09:44 AM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 9:36 AM Linus Torvalds <
> torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> They need to be run as root.
> Side note: don't get me wrong. If the MPX stuff isn't supported by gcc,
> then there is little point in us supporting it in the kernel either.

The loss of the GCC support is definitely a bummer.

There are no objections from me against removing it from future kernels.
I think it will be pretty straightforward, just leaving the prctl()
numbers as placeholders.