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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 10:49 PM, Quentin Garnier <cube%cubidou.net@localhost>
> I can think of one situation where the 5% performance gain does make a
> difference, though. When some lame ass blogger does a poorly operated
> benchmark of, say, NetBSD 6.0, 5.0 and whatever will be the greatest
> Linux and FreeBSD at the times, it will go like this: "pfff, those
> idiots at NetBSD, 5.0 kicks 6.0's ass for performance". And here goes
> Slashdot and the crowd of cretins.
> So in the end, I think it's only a matter of hype. Don't get me wrong,
> but somehow a feature whose only purpose is to mitigate bugs that
> haven't been found is not a very positive message. An honest one,
> maybe, but plain honest truth is not necessarily what sells the
Thanks for pointing out that technical decisions in NetBSD, the "no
hype" project, are based on what Slashdot readers and lame ass
bloggers will think.
> I apologise for the car analogy, but a fast red polluting Ferrari will
> always bring more readers to the cover of Quatroruotte than a green
That does not change the fact that Toyota is still the largest car
company in the world.
Have fun selling newspapers instead of making headlines,
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