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Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:27:35 +0100
From: "PaX Team" <>
To: Ard Biesheuvel <>
CC: Laura Abbott <>, Kees Cook <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Mark Rutland <>,
        Jeremy Linton <>, Arnd Bergmann <>,
        "" <>,
        LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] lkdtm: add test for executing .rodata

On 18 Feb 2016 at 12:34, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:

> However, that does not fix the issue Kees is trying to solve, where a
> .rodata section is emitted with the "x" bit set, which causes the
> linker to complain:
> /tmp/cc50ffWw.s: Assembler messages:
> /tmp/cc50ffWw.s:2: Warning: setting incorrect section attributes for
> .rodata.text

in that case why not use a top-level asm statement to set the section
and its attributes (and compile the file with fno-toplevel-reorder)?

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