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our i386 hack to block stack overflows ..
- To: tech_(_at_)_cvs_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: our i386 hack to block stack overflows ..
- From: Theo de Raadt <deraadt_(_at_)_cvs_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 02:03:15 -0700
By the way, the hack we have in mind that might let some more of our
"buffer overflow prevention" security improvements work on i386, it
might cost 2-3% performance; that is my rough estimate. I figure that
propolice itself slowed us down by 1-2%, not that I can tell.
I'm glad I don't put much basis on yammerings on slashdot, or I might
develop a perception that 2-3% is too much slowdown for the security
In fact, I'm real glad. We'll try.