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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:15:55 -0800
From: Kees Cook <>
To: PaX Team <>
Cc: "AKASHI, Takahiro" <>, Mark Rutland <>, 
	park jinbum <>, 
	"" <>
Subject: Re: Introduction

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 3:09 PM, PaX Team <> wrote:
>> fs/read_write.c: In function ‘new_sync_write’:
>> fs/read_write.c:490:15: note: userspace variable will be forcibly initialized
>>   struct iovec iov = { .iov_base = (void __user *)buf, .iov_len = len };
> this is a designated initializer which doesn't match the object constructor
> the plugin looks for.

What would an object constructor look like? When I had it report the
times it skipped forced initialization, the code mostly looked like
designated initializers. All I found in the gimple were SSAs. Nothing
jumped out at me as being an initializer.

Kees Cook
Nexus Security

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