Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2018 14:59:12 +0200 From: Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> To: Sandy Harris <sandyinchina@...il.com> Cc: kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Checked C? On Sun, Sep 09, 2018 at 08:22:44AM -0400, Sandy Harris wrote: > Slashdot reports that Microsoft have come up with something they call > "checked C". It claims to prevent a wide variety of memory & pointer > bugs, using a mix of compile-time and run-time checks, at moderate > overheads. > > Implementation is as extensions to Clang so it might be hard to apply > to the kernel which I think has some GNU-isms. Perhaps still worth a > look? The kernel builds just fine using Clang for some architectures. The pixel phones have been using it for a few years now. And if you wish to work on converting the kernel to use these extensions, please go ahead, that would be a great research project! greg k-h
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