Subject: Re: ssp and gcc-4.1
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/07/2006 10:17:49
On Nov 7, 2006, at 10:13 AM, Christos Zoulas wrote:

> 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.

This sounds to me like it's just a deficiency in the implementation.   
The run-time has all of the data necessary to make this calculation,  
yes?  Seems pretty bogus that ssp requires it to be computed at  

-- thorpej