Was it worth the trouble?
Posted Mar 9, 2008 20:07 UTC (Sun) by vonbrand
In reply to: Was it worth the trouble?
Parent article: GCC 4.3.0 exposes a kernel bug
- Was in worth the trouble fixing this in the kernel?
The kernel must do "the right thing",
without regard to any idiocy commited by the programs it is running.
Not doing so might open vulnerabilities.
- Was it really worth it in GCC?
- Not so sure... but the compiler should enforce the relevant ABIs
(and is also entitled to assume they are being followed).
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