RFC: Treat plugins as first class citizens

Aldy Hernandez aldyh@redhat.com
Mon Mar 20 09:26:00 GMT 2017

Jeff Law <law@redhat.com> writes:

>> If you build sth as part of GCC then why is it a plugin in the first place?
> I think we want plugins for domain-specific analysis.   Having a
> repository for well developed checkers makes sense to me, particularly
> for checkers which are useful across projects.
> One such checker would be Aldy's unencrypted function pointer checker
> which finds unencrypted function pointers living in memory (which are
> ripe for exploitation by hackers).  It's currently most useful for
> glibc which has policies WRT unencrypted function pointers, but could
> well be used by other projects.



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