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RE: [PATCH] RFA MIPS pr 14198

On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 19:33, david daney wrote:
> >In message <>, Eric Christopher
>  >writes:
>  >>
>  >>> *looks* ... no, on reflection, as long as we have to keep this
>  >>> bletcherous feature around, we might as well make sure it works.
>  >>> Go ahead and commit your original patch.
>  >>
>  >>Other than all the pch regressions. I'd prefer he figure those out
>  >>before committing.  :)
> >Is it possible that David is working on a system with exec-shield and
> >memory layout randomization?  In the past when I've seen PCH stuff
> >randomly pass/fail it's always been solved by turning off the exec-shield
> >and related bits.
> It is a cross compiler running of Fedora 1.  This may have exec-shield, I am not sure.

It does and very likely is causing the problems given:

> Target is plain Linux 2.4.25-pre6 from w/ glibc 2.2.5 running on a MIPS 4Kc core.  But this is not important because the tests that fail are all run on the compiler host.

I have the following in /etc/sysctl.conf

# Turning off exec shield.
kernel.exec-shield = 0
kernel.exec-shield-randomize = 0

If you turn off exec shield and rerun the tests an they pass go ahead
and commit. Otherwise I'd appreciate you looking into it.


Eric Christopher <>

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