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Re: HEADS-UP: Stack Smash Protection enabled by default for amd64 and i386

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 07:27:22PM +0100, Tobias Nygren wrote:
> > BTW: this change does *not* require you to recompile your packages
> >      or any other binaries. They will continue to work but have
> >      only limitted stack smash protection.
> Is there any benefit to recompiling packages?

I don't think so.

> Do libraries and binaries built on machines with and w/o ssp interoperate
> when mingled?

As far as I can tell there are no compatibilites problems. SSP doesn't
influence the ABI, it only determines whether stack checking code is
compiled in each invidiual function.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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