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Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 20:44:20 +0200
From: Emese Revfy <>
To: Kees Cook <>
Cc: Michal Marek <>,,
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] gcc-plugins: abort builds cleanly when not

On Sat, 18 Jun 2016 11:14:37 -0700
Kees Cook <> wrote:

> When the compiler doesn't support gcc plugins (either due to missing
> headers or too old a version), report the problem and abort the build
> instead of emitting a warning and letting the build founder with arcane
> compiler errors.
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
> ---
> I think this greatly improves the failure case when trying to use the
> gcc plugin infrastructure. Emese, what do you think of this?

I like it, it has much better error handling. :)


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