Re: [tip:x86/asm] x86/i386: Make sure stack-protector segment baseis cache aligned

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Fri Sep 04 2009 - 12:15:46 EST

On 09/04/2009 09:04 AM, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Ideally we'd like to get rid of the constant offset too. If we could
> change it to %[fg]s:__gcc_stack_canary_offset on both 32-bit and 64-bit,
> it would give us a lot more flexibility. __gcc_stack_canary_offset
> could be weakly defined to 20/40 for backwards compatibility, but we
> could override it to point to a normal percpu variable.

Yes, although that definitely means starting the gcc pipeline from scratch.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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