[LinuxBIOS] help from ubuntu and FC6 experts

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Jan 24 16:08:43 CET 2007

>>> Does LinuxBIOS build with -ffreestanding?  If you don't, that's
>>> a bug for you too -- if you do, and that option does not disable
>>> SSP, that's a GCC bug -- either a mainline GCC one, or one in
>>> FC6, depending on how they enable it by default.
>> We do not (at least as far as I can tell)
> Bug!  Bug!  ;-)
>> and I just tested and -ffreestanding did not help.
> I'll go see what the larger GCC community thinks about this --
> I'd say it's a bug.  Well I'll go check tomorrow :-)

The outcome is that -ffreestanding shouldn't disable SSP,
as it can be useful for freestanding systems too -- they'll
just have to provide the necessary library functions


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