Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Elad Efrat <>
List: source-changes
Date: 06/01/2007 23:52:57
Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

>> also, where is the consensus of the class of programs to protect with
>> USE_FORT taken from? and what's the reason for it?
> It takes a considerable amount of time to get large sets of source files
> building cleanly with FORTIFY_SOURCE because one finds various failures
> to conform to the C standard (non-tolerance of standard functions implemented
> as macros in header files) and some genuine and sometimes rather complex
> bugs (e.g. the struct ifreq problem).  My intent was to get as much value
> for the initial investment of time as possible.

in other words, it is planned to, as time goes by, make more parts of
the system build with USE_FORT, correct?