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Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:19:35 +0200
From: Florian Weimer <>
To:, Daniel Micay <>,
 Qualys Security Advisory <>
Subject: Re: Qualys Security Advisory - The Stack Clash

On 06/22/2017 08:00 AM, Daniel Micay wrote:
> Is it planned to have glibc use a larger 1M gap for secondary stacks
> rather than a single guard page? That would be a *lot* easier than it
> was to set it up for the main thread stack. It follows the main thread
> stack rlimit as a guideline so it seems to make sense to use the same
> guard region size too. If it ends up exposed as a sysctl, it could read
> the current value from there.

On the glibc side, we are waiting for the kernel interface for the
configurable gap size to materialize upstream.


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