no more buffer overflows

Archaic archaic at
Mon May 5 14:52:07 PDT 2003

On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 11:35:29PM +0200, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> If I understood this correctly, the binutils patch is always necessary if
> you want ASCII armor relocation. The kernel can not relocate the addresses
> used inside the program as those are hardcoded into the executable (unless
> it's compiled with -fPIC as shared libs are). The ASCII armor relocation
> is something you can use in addition to what the kernel patch does
> (although the kernel patch is probably necessary for the relocation to
> work, but I'm not sure about that)

I'm starting to think there are few subscribed to this list judging by
the nearly non-existant discussion. BTW, Dan, since you're the OP, do
you happen to know if the binutils patch is being ported to FSF


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