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SubjectRe: Very slow clang kernel config ..
On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 11:31 AM Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org> wrote:
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> Some of the new language ecosystems like Go or Rust do not offer
> shared libraries.

This is a bit misleading. Rust offers shared libraries, including the
option to offer a C ABI.

The problem are generics which, like C++ templates, cannot be swapped
at runtime. Distributions have had to deal with the STL, Boost, etc.
all these years too.

In fact, Rust improves things a bit: there are no headers that need to
be parsed from scratch every time.

> What happens if you use a program provided by your distribution that is
> written in Rust and handles untrusted input in a way that it might be
> vulnerable to exploits based on one of these CVEs?
>
> The program has a known vulnerability that will likely stay unfixed.

Why? I fail to see what is the issue rebuilding (or relinking) all
packages except distributions lacking enough compute resources.

Cheers,
Miguel

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