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SubjectRe: [PATCHSET x86/master] add stack protector support for x86_32

* Tejun Heo <> wrote:

> Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > * Ingo Molnar <> wrote:
> >
> >> [...] I might not get around testing it today and pushing it out into tip:master,
> >> but i pushed out the core/percpu bits, should you queue up further changes.
> >
> > ok, activated it for -tip testing, and there's a 64-bit build failure caused by
> > it:
> >
> > arch/x86/kernel/head64.o: In function `x86_64_start_reservations':
> > head64.c:(.init.text+0x26): undefined reference to `__stack_chk_guard'
> > head64.c:(.init.text+0xc2): undefined reference to `__stack_chk_guard'
> > arch/x86/kernel/head64.o: In function `x86_64_start_kernel':
> > head64.c:(.init.text+0x104): undefined reference to `__stack_chk_guard'
> > head64.c:(.init.text+0x1cd): undefined reference to `__stack_chk_guard'
> > arch/x86/kernel/head.o: In function `reserve_ebda_region':
> > head.c:(.init.text+0xb): undefined reference to `__stack_chk_guard'
> > arch/x86/kernel/head.o:head.c:(.init.text+0x87): more undefined references to
> > `__stack_chk_guard' follow
> Call to __stack_chk_guard is probably generated automatically.
> Strangely, my gcc only generates calls to __stack_chk_fail.
> > gcc --version
> gcc (SUSE Linux) 4.3.2 [gcc-4_3-branch revision 141291]
> Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
> > nm build/vmlinux|grep __stack_chk_
> 00000000f0fdf6cb A __crc___stack_chk_fail
> ffffffff80d53e50 r __kcrctab___stack_chk_fail
> ffffffff80d5ff81 r __kstrtab___stack_chk_fail
> ffffffff80d3d140 r __ksymtab___stack_chk_fail
> ffffffff80248619 T __stack_chk_fail
> I'll try other compilers but which version are you using? The
> difference is that before the patchset, -fno-stack-protector was
> always added whether stackprotector was enabled or not so this problem
> wasn't visible (at the cost of bogus stackprotector of course). We'll
> probably need to add __stack_chk_guard or disable if gcc generates
> such symbol. I'll play with different gccs.

that was with a crosscompiler:

aldebaran:~> /opt/crosstool/gcc-4.2.3-glibc-2.3.6/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/bin/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
Configured with:
--target=x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu --host=i686-host_pc-linux-gnu
--disable-nls --enable-threads=posix --enable-symvers=gnu --enable-__cxa_atexit
--enable-languages=c --enable-shared --enable-c99 --enable-long-long
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.2.3

The problem is i think GCC's brain-dead stackprotector support - having different
models for user-space and kernel-space stackprotector. So this compiler is not
_able_ to actually build a stackprotector kernel - but we should auto-discover that.


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