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  2. 07 Jun, 2016 1 commit
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      GCC plugin infrastructure · 6b90bd4b
      Emese Revfy authored
      This patch allows to build the whole kernel with GCC plugins. It was ported from
      grsecurity/PaX. The infrastructure supports building out-of-tree modules and
      building in a separate directory. Cross-compilation is supported too.
      Currently the x86, arm, arm64 and uml architectures enable plugins.
      
      The directory of the gcc plugins is scripts/gcc-plugins. You can use a file or a directory
      there. The plugins compile with these options:
       * -fno-rtti: gcc is compiled with this option so the plugins must use it too
       * -fno-exceptions: this is inherited from gcc too
       * -fasynchronous-unwind-tables: this is inherited from gcc too
       * -ggdb: it is useful for debugging a plugin (better backtrace on internal
          errors)
       * -Wno-narrowing: to suppress warnings from gcc headers (ipa-utils.h)
       * -Wno-unused-variable: to suppress warnings from gcc headers (gcc_version
          variable, plugin-version.h)
      
      The infrastructure introduces a new Makefile target called gcc-plugins. It
      supports all gcc versions from 4.5 to 6.0. The scripts/gcc-plugin.sh script
      chooses the proper host compiler (gcc-4.7 can be built by either gcc or g++).
      This script also checks the availability of the included headers in
      scripts/gcc-plugins/gcc-common.h.
      
      The gcc-common.h header contains frequently included headers for GCC plugins
      and it has a compatibility layer for the supported gcc versions.
      
      The gcc-generate-*-pass.h headers automatically generate the registration
      structures for GIMPLE, SIMPLE_IPA, IPA and RTL passes.
      
      Note that 'make clean' keeps the *.so files (only the distclean or mrproper
      targets clean all) because they are needed for out-of-tree modules.
      
      Based on work created by the PaX Team.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarEmese Revfy <re.emese@gmail.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarKees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMichal Marek <mmarek@suse.com>
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