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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:26:09 -0800
From: Kees Cook <>
To: Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc: Valdis Kletnieks <>, 
	Kernel Hardening <>, LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] GCC release 8 support for gcc-plugins

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:56 AM, Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 12:34:38PM -0500, wrote:
>> For reasons totally beyond my understanding, gcc 8 changed the
>> order of two structure member, which leads to an error:
> I'm a little late on this, but isn't the whole point of C99 initializers
> that field order should not matter at all?

For C99, this is true. The plugins are built differently and follow
C++ conventions, which, for reasons I cannot understand, are ordered.
:( Regardless, the fix actually results in fewer lines of code, so
this is fine.


Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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