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Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:47:10 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: gcc 4.5.0, auto-parallelization, OpenMP

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 09:39:59PM +0000, wrote:
> What about updating Openwall to use a modern yet stable compiler ...

We intend to update the toolchain, including gcc, after our upcoming
release, which I hope not to delay too much further.

> Anyhow I would like to update the system compiler to use a more recent compiler, and will do so on my own system.

Please share your results with the list (what worked, what didn't, etc.)

> In my opinion, it would be great to update the Openwall toolchain to create hardened binaries based upon the ideas outlined on:

We're likely to start supporting similar builds of the Owl userland in
development versions (Owl-current) after the release.  I am not sure
which hardening features we'll have enabled by default, though.  We're
likely to avoid those with non-negligible performance impact.

Thank you for your feedback / request.  It is very helpful for us to
know what direction the current and prospective Owl users would like the
project to evolve in.


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