no more buffer overflows

Archaic archaic at
Mon May 5 06:24:53 PDT 2003

On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 10:49:18AM +0200, Dan Osterrath wrote:
> Here you can read the announce:

This looks sweet. One thing I noticed:

Note that the kernel will relocate every shared-library to the
ASCII-armor, but the binary address is determined at link-time. To ease
the relinking of applications to the ASCII-armor, Arjan Van de Ven has
written a binutils patch (binutils-, which
adds a new 'ld' flag "ld -melf_i386_small" (or "gcc
-Wl,-melf_i386_small") to relink applications into the ASCII-armor. (The
patch can be found at he exec-shield URL as well.)

I can't figure out from that whether or not the binutils patch is
neccessary if you compile stuff _after_ switching to the patched kernel
(like building an LFS while running the patched kernel).


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