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Re: GRUB2 Build on Mac OS X

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: GRUB2 Build on Mac OS X
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 01:23:57 +0100
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On Saturday 10 December 2005 12:32 am, Marco Gerards wrote:
> Wouldn't it be possible to use some other memory than the stack to
> implement trampolines?  It's documented quite well:

By modifying GCC and a dynamic linker, it is possible.

> Anyways, my primary concerns are making things work and moving
> forwards to something that is releasable.  Making GRUB work in a way
> so it works like everyone wants is secondary and not possible in
> practice.  Paranoid security is secondary to me, but if we can get it
> for free without making a mess of the code, that would be great.

Paranoid is called paranoid, because it is a disease. Many people tend to 
forget that things are always based on a tradeoff. If such an attempt as 
prohibiting all executable stacks is merely paranoid, we should not care 
about it.


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