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SubjectRe: 2.5.63 accesses below %esp (was: Re: ntfs OOPS (2.5.63))
On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 07:20:39AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On 12 Mar 2003, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> >
> > and all vendors always ship -fno-frame-pointer kernels so far so those
> > users are ok! Until recently there was no way to build a non
> > -fno-frame-pointer kernel!
>
> Not entirely true.
>
> Even with the traditional -fomit-frame-pointer build, "sched.c" has always
> been built with -fno-fomit-frame-pointer in order to get the correct
> "wchan" of callers of schedule() and wait_on().
>
> See kernel/Makefile for details.
>
> So yes, old kernels (and CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER=n) have traditionally
> avoided the bug _mostly_. But it could still bite us in some rather
> important functions.

I know. And when the gcc bug was found (and fixed)
we audited the disassembly of sched.o for this and it
didn't get triggered by this bug.
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