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Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 15:04:25 -0800
From: Nick Desaulniers <>
To: Kees Cook <>
Cc: "Tobin C. Harding" <>,, 
	Josh Poimboeuf <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] vla: add VLA macro and testing

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 2:58 PM, Kees Cook <> wrote:
> While I'd certainly like to see SOME kind of sanity checking for VLAs,
> my preference would be to entirely eliminate them at get -Werror=vla
> added to the Makefile. Even Linus has expressed irritation over the
> idea of VLAs in structs in the past:

VLAIS makes it difficult (impossible) to compile allyesconfig with
clang.  VLA on the stack is fine, but VLAIS is not.

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