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Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:51:59 -0700
From: Laura Abbott <>
To: Kees Cook <>, Alexander Popov <>
Cc: ""
 <>, PaX Team <>,
 Brad Spengler <>, Tycho Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH RFC v2 1/1] gcc-plugins: Add
 stackleak feature erasing the kernel stack at the end of syscalls

On 06/09/2017 10:28 AM, Kees Cook wrote:
> It seems like it shouldn't be too hard to add on-user-return erasure
> code to other architectures too.

I played around getting this to compile for arm64 with a dummy
stack clearing function. arm64 is doing something special with the
efistub so it fails to link with

drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/arm-stub.c:45:(.init.text+0x54): relocation
	truncated to fit: R_AARCH64_CALL26 against undefined symbol `__efistub_track_stack'

The relocation to the .init.text section and appending __efistub happens after
compilation so the checks in the plugin itself don't work. I haven't come up
with a solution to not have the plugin run on the stub yet.


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