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From: Linus Torvalds <>
To: Kees Cook <>
Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Alexander Popov <>,
	Dave Hansen <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Masahiro Yamada <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Tycho Andersen <>,
	Mark Rutland <>,
	Laura Abbott <>,
	Will Deacon <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] gcc-plugin updates for v4.19-rc1
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:04:00 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 11:35 AM Kees Cook <> wrote:
> I swear I'm doing my best. Are you speaking of
> stackleak_check_alloca() or stackleak_erase()? These were both
> discussed on the list, and we weren't able to come up with
> alternatives: in both cases we're off the stack, and recovery is
> seemingly impossible.

Why do you even *test* that thing? Why don't you just allocate stack
and clear it.

Dammit, the whole f*cking point of this patch-set is to clear the
stack used. It is *not* supposed to do anything else. If the process
runs out of stack, that's caught by the vmalloc'ed stack.

And if you don't  have vmalloc'ed stack, then clearly you don't care.

I refuse to take this kind of code that does stupid things, and then
*because* it does those initial stupid things it does even more stupid
things to correct for it.

I hated the thing to begin with, told people that there are better
approaches that don't have the downsides, got ignored, and then I'm
pushed crap.



  reply	other threads:[~2018-08-15 19:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-08-13 21:43 [GIT PULL] gcc-plugin updates for v4.19-rc1 Kees Cook
2018-08-15 16:41 ` Linus Torvalds
2018-08-15 18:35   ` Kees Cook
2018-08-15 19:04     ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2018-08-15 19:43       ` Alexander Popov
2018-08-15 19:45       ` Kees Cook
2018-08-15 20:18         ` Linus Torvalds
2018-08-15 20:56           ` Kees Cook
2018-08-15 21:18             ` Alexander Popov
2018-08-15 21:33               ` Linus Torvalds
2018-08-16 22:18             ` Alexander Popov
2018-08-16  9:51           ` David Laight

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