[arch-dev-public] New CFLAGS/LDFLAGS plus complete toolchain rebuild

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Aug 14 09:36:07 EDT 2011

On 14/08/11 23:13, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 14.08.2011 13:42, schrieb Allan McRae:
>> These are all fairly standard flags being used to build the major
>> distros these days (other distros patch their toolchain to make these
>> the default), so there should be few issues.   Probably the only thing
>> to watch out for is to disable them when building bootloaders.
> What would be the problem with bootloaders and these flags?

It is fairly well known that grub does not work when compiled with stack 
smashing protection, but I have not investigated the details.

I think syslinux should be fine these days, but a while back there were 
apparently issues.  Just something to note...


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