ProPolice and gcc3

If you update your sources and compile using gcc3, it now includes stack smashing protection, committed by Joerg Sonnenberger. Compiling using gcc2 already includes that protection.

One Reply to “ProPolice and gcc3”

  1. Is this protection enabled by default yet? The last time I checked, propolice wasn’t enabled by default in cc2. I know that it does add measurable (if not noticible) overhead, but I would think that for the advantages it provides, coupled with all the other performance enhancing tricks in DragonFly that perhaps it really should be.

    What good is a high performance OS if you’re only going to be wasting CPU cycles doing other people’s dirty work (once you’ve been rooted that is)?

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