how about formatguard in lfs-2.4.X ?

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at veldy.net
Fri Jan 19 07:08:15 PST 2001


All programmers should be doing their own bounds checking.  Relying upon a
secondary library will make programmers even more careless, because they
won't bother to think through what they are doing.  Debug mode is a
different story - but a release mode should be pure.  Further, these
secondary libraries will surely cause performance losses because of the
checks that they are doing.  Consider what would happen in a mathematical
application solving multiple simultaneous equations - the performance hit
would be absolutely huge!

Tom Veldhouse
veldy at veldy.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stefan Hoffmeister" <linuxfromscratch.mailinglist at Econos.de>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: how about formatguard in lfs-2.4.X ?


> : On Fri, 19 Jan 2001 08:28:57 -0600, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
>
> >Or just use glibc-2.2.1 :)
>
> Using glibc-2.2.1 offers no protection whatsoever against those idiots
> (sic!) who use API calls that are prone to buffer overruns (and hence
> stack smashing).
>
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