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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:03:07 -0700
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
Cc: Andrew Donnellan <andrew.donnellan@....ibm.com>, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, 
	Emese Revfy <re.emese@...il.com>, Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>, 
	PaX Team <pageexec@...email.hu>, Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>, 
	minipli@...linux.so, Russell King <linux@...linux.org.uk>, 
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>, Rasmus Villemoes <linux@...musvillemoes.dk>, 
	David Brown <david.brown@...aro.org>, 
	"benh@...nel.crashing.org" <benh@...nel.crashing.org>, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>, 
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, Jeff Layton <jlayton@...chiereds.net>, 
	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>, 
	"kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com" <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 1/4] gcc-plugins: Add the initify
 gcc plugin

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:49 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:14 PM, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:38 AM, Andrew Donnellan
>> <andrew.donnellan@....ibm.com> wrote:
>>> On 01/02/17 07:24, Kees Cook wrote:
>>>>
>>>> From: Emese Revfy <re.emese@...il.com>
>>>>
>>>> The kernel already has a mechanism to free up code and data memory that
>>>> is only used during kernel or module initialization.  This plugin will
>>>> teach the compiler to find more such code and data that can be freed
>>>> after initialization.
>>>
>>>
>>> Currently checking whether we can wire this up for powerpc without too many
>>> problems...
>>
>> Cool, thanks. FWIW, note that this plugin is a bit back-burnered at
>> the moment. I've got this in my -next tree still, but it needs some
>> rather large changes to how it does its annotations before Linus will
>> accept it.
>
> I've tried turning it on again a few days ago and still got too many build
> problems with my randconfig tree, so I've turned it off again. I think I've
> already reported most of what I found now, so I did not send out new
> reports.

Hrm, with what's in -next? That's too bad. I thought everything you
reported had been fixed. Dang. :(

-Kees

-- 
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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