Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:47:10 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: w4vcwx6gvk@...mail.com Cc: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: gcc 4.5.0, auto-parallelization, OpenMP On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 09:39:59PM +0000, w4vcwx6gvk@...mail.com 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: > > http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/hardened/hardened-toolchain.xml 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. Alexander
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