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Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 12:46:17 +0200
From: Michal Marek <>
To: Kees Cook <>, Emese Revfy <>
Cc: linux-kbuild <>,
 PaX Team <>, Brad Spengler <>,
 "" <>,
 Rasmus Villemoes <>,
 Fengguang Wu <>, Dmitry Vyukov <>,
 LKML <>, David Brown <>,
 Masahiro Yamada <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 0/4] Introduce GCC plugin infrastructure

On 2016-05-24 19:04, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 3:07 PM, Emese Revfy <> wrote:
>> This patch set introduce the GCC plugin infrastructure with examples for testing
>> and documentation.
>> GCC plugins are loadable modules that provide extra features to the compiler.
>> They are useful for runtime instrumentation and static analysis.
>> The infrastructure supports all gcc versions from 4.5 to 6.0, building
>> out-of-tree modules and building in a separate directory. Cross-compilation
>> is supported too but currently only the x86, arm, arm64 and uml architectures enable plugins.
>> This infrastructure was ported from grsecurity/PaX. Based on work created by the PaX Team.
>> It is a CII project supported by the Linux Foundation.
>> Emese Revfy (4):
>>  Shared library support
>>  GCC plugin infrastructure
>>  Add Cyclomatic complexity plugin
>>  Add sancov plugin
> Michal, once -rc1 is out, can you carry this for -next?



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