lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:11:37 -0400
From:	"Frank Ch. Eigler" <>
To:	"Theodore Ts'o" <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Markus Trippelsdorf <>,
	Steven Rostedt <>,
	Alexei Starovoitov <>,
	<>, Jakub Jelinek <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Debian GCC Maintainers <>,
	Debian Kernel Team <>
Subject: Re: Random panic in load_balance() with 3.16-rc

Hi -

On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 09:10:04AM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> [...]
> I thought Markus told us that -fno-var-tracking-assignments makes
> absolutely no difference for non-debug kernels?

It does affect CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO kernels, and that config option is
set for all Red Hat kernels (-debug or plain).

> [...]  Is there some equivalent signalling system that gcc could use
> [...]

I'm not aware of anything trivial like a gcc --report-fixed-PRs kind
of thing.  But, kbuild could conceivably have a run-time test
involving test-running gcc with in that compare-debug mode with a
suitable test case.  We use the latter technique in systemtap for
auto-configuring to kernel versions/features; we got the $(CHECK_BUILD)
trick from vmware module makefiles.  It could be recast as a variant
of $(cc-option ...).

- FChE
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

Powered by blists - more mailing lists