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SubjectRe: Regression [Was: Boot hang with stack protector on x86_64]
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 07:43:08AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
>
> On Fri, 22 Feb 2008, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> >
> > This is a regression. Can you please revert this commit.
>
> Not really. The thing is, CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR has never done anything
> at all, now it does, and it shows that it never worked.
And this made a machine non-bootable that could boot before.

>
> So the commit that made it do something shouldn't be reverted, but
> CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR should be marked BROKEN, because it obviously is
> broken right now.
>
> But keeping the config option, and just not making it do anything is
> misleading and wrong.
>
> So just something like this? To make sure normal people don't enable it..
Whatever is fine with me - I hope Ingo & Co fixes the root cause soon so
we can get the right fix in.

Sam


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