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Re: Releases 2.27 and 2.26.1

On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 6:02 PM, Mike Frysinger <> wrote:
> On 21 Jun 2016 23:46, Matthias Klose wrote:
>> On 21.06.2016 20:47, Cary Coutant wrote:
>> >>>> I propose to turn on "-z relro" by default if supported.
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>
>> >>> Isn't it kind of late to be considering this for 2.27?
>> >>
>> >> When is it not late?
>> >
>> > I was just thinking that Tristan had wanted to make the branch last
>> > week, and this seems like a major change to do at the last second. My
>> > only concern is it may require some time to shake out any issues.
>> >
>> >>> And doesn't GCC already pass -z relro by default anyway where it's supported?
>> >
>> >> However, -z relro has been enabled in Fedora since
>> >
>> > Ah, right. I forgot it was a distro thing. (That's at least an
>> > argument in your favor, showing there's less potential for
>> > destabilization.)
>> This also is enabled by default for Ubuntu since a few years, and Debian is
>> adding this flag to it's LDFLAGS for packaging (but packages need to reflect it).
> Gentoo has been enabling it by default since at least Jan 2007.
> i'm too lazy to look back further ;).
> -mike

It looks like Linux distros have been enable relro for years.  I will
check it in tomorrow unless there is an objection.


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