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Re: Stack Smash Protection disabled (was HEADS-UP: Stack Smash Protection enabled by default for amd64 and i386)

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 03:30:23PM -0500, Elad Efrat wrote:
>> After protests from multiple developer because of the performance hit
>> I've reverted the changes. SSP is now off by default (except for
>> library and network daemon builds) on all platforms, in particular
>> for NetBSD/amd64 and NetBSD/i386 kernels.
> Unfortunately for rmind@, pooka@, and haad@, until proven otherwise,
> it seems more developers are interested in having SSP enabled by
> default. Please put it back. No developers are more equal than others.

I don't see that there's a convincing rationale for turning it on in
the kernel.

David A. Holland

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