Subject: Re: ssp and gcc-4.1
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/07/2006 13:13:35
On Nov 7, 10:09am, (Jason Thorpe) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: ssp and gcc-4.1

| On Nov 5, 2006, at 12:55 PM, Christos Zoulas wrote:
| > 3. libssp-kern.diff: These are non-working diffs to eliminate alloca
| > 	and variable array allocations from the kernel. Issues:
| Why do alloca / variable array allocations need to be eliminated with  
| ssp?

Because the caller function cannot pre-compute the amount of stack space
the callee is going to use in order to place the stack signature I think.