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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/2] sched: move stack_canary field at the top of task_struct
Christophe LEROY <> writes:
> Le 19/09/2018 à 13:58, Peter Zijlstra a écrit :
>> On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 11:14:43AM +0000, Christophe Leroy wrote:
>>> In order to allow the use of non global stack protector canary,
>>> the stack canary needs to be located at a know offset defined
>>> in Makefile via -mstack-protector-guard-offset.
>>> On powerpc/32, register r2 points to current task_struct at
>>> all time, the stack_canary located inside task_struct can be
>>> used directly if it is located in a known place.
>>> In order to allow that, this patch moves the stack_canary field
>>> out of the randomized area of task_struct.
>> And you cannot use something like asm-offsets to extract this?
> I have not been able to find a way to define the compilation flags AFTER
> building asm-offsets.h, see
> If you have a suggestion, it is welcomed.

Hmm, that's something of a hard problem.

But the stack canary is one of the things we really *do* want to be
randomised, so we should probably try to come up with a solution.


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