FORTIFY_SOURCE for the kernel

Arjan van de Ven arjan at
Mon Jan 23 06:35:09 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-23 at 01:53 +0100, David Nielsen wrote:
> Hi List
> A while back when FC5 was in it's infancy, Arjen mentioned a very
> interesting FORTIFY_SOURCE support patch for the kernel, does anyone
> know if this is any closer to inclusion, I've done some casual LKML
> searching and I can't even find any debate on this feature. 

what a coincidence... this got asked yesterday as well ;)
The answer was "no because after manual review it's not currently
bringing additional security; not until gcc can grok that kmalloc is
like malloc. For a slightly longer answer see yesterdays archives

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