[LinuxBIOS] Infamous __stack_chk_fail problem.

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Mon Dec 3 19:52:23 CET 2007

On 03/12/07 10:32 -0800, Steve Isaacs wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 18:08 +0100, Peter Stuge wrote:
> > However - I want it to remain optional rather than a requirement,
> > so that the entry level stays as low as possible for as many as
> > possible.
> > 
> I agree. A fully native build should be supported for when it's
> appropriate and to keep the startup checklist shorter.
> Actually, entry level for me jumped rather high because of my use of of
> a distro that installs a compiler configured for using stack checking as
> a default. I was faced with either installing my own toolchain or
> modifying the build for LinuxBIOS or switching distros. Note that's a
> distro issue, not a toolchain issue. With the toolchain builder already
> integrated I'd have changed my config and moved on rather than
> potentially accumulating overtime dealing with this issue. For me,
> distro variations -- not compiler bugs -- have been the biggest problem.

I'm already on board with my opinion on a cross compiler, no need to rehash
that here.

But the thing about _this_ bug is that this can be fixed, and if you use
buildrom it _should_ be fixed.  This is our fault, and we need to remedy it
immediately.  What platform are you trying to build for?


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