Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Ned Ludd <solar@g.o>
To: gentoo-hardened@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o, ps.m@×××.net, pageexec@××××××××.hu
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Considering dropping the hardened toolchain
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 06:11:21
Message-Id: 1095487827.11248.284.camel@simple
1 I really never wanted to send a mail like this but I don't know what
2 else to do. ;/
4 Due to low positive feedback and user input I'm considering dropping the
5 hardened toolchain and retiring from non commercial proactive security
6 efforts. ie pulling the patches developed that brings you
7 pie/ssp/relro/now/etc.. Doing otherwise I feel would leave you limping
8 along, which I feel would be a disservice to everybody. This motivation
9 stems from bugs that are going unresolved or being improperly fixed and
10 or filtered. I'm not getting the help I/we need from my own team or the
11 user community. This is becoming an overwhelming/stressful job for one
12 person to handle alone on with a user-base this large.
14 If you wish to see the hardened toolchain continue YOU need to step up
15 in the next few weeks and offer help (ie we need 2-3 really good
16 people).
18 Mail me off list for more details if your interested in helping.
19 A fair to strong understanding is needed of entire toolchain process.
20 Desired is somebody(s) that preferably also understands ELF and multi
21 arch assembly that wishes to see the solution developed to it's fullest
22 as per the goals outlined in the PaX documentation.
24 --
25 Ned Ludd <solar@g.o>
26 Gentoo (hardened,security,infrastructure,embedded,toolchain) Developer


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