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Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:31:31 -0700
From: David Brown <>
Cc: PaX Team <>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <>,
	Laura Abbott <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Mark Rutland <>,
	Jeremy Linton <>,
	Arnd Bergmann <>, LKML <>
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH] lkdtm: add test for executing

On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 12:46:28PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
>On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 1:27 PM, PaX Team <> wrote:
>> 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)?
>GCC really wants to declare the section. :(

Why not then just use its mechanism to set the section on the code?

static void do_nothing_rodata(void)


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