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[PATCH 03/14] Mark all machinery needed in early static-link init as -fno-stack-protector.

From: Nick Alcock <>

The startup code in csu/, brk() and sbrk(), and the
__pthread_initialize_tcb_internal() function we just introduced are
needed very early in initialization of a statically-linked program,
before the stack guard is initialized. Mark all of these as

We also finally introduce @libc_cv_ssp@ and @no-stack-protector@, both
substituted by the configury changes made earlier, to detect the case
when -fno-stack-protector is supported by the compiler, and
unconditionally pass it in when this is the case, whether or not
--enable-stack-protector is passed to configure.  (This means that
it'll even work when the compiler's been hacked to pass
-fstack-protector by default, unless the hackage is so broken that
it does so in a way that is impossible to override.)

(At one point we marked __libc_fatal() as non-stack-protected too,
but this was pointless: all it did was call other routines which *are*
stack-protected.  The earliest __libc_fatal() call is in the
DL_SYSDEP_OSCHECK hook on some platforms: this is fine, since it is
after TLS and stack-canary initialization.  I have tested invocation
of programs statically and dynamically linked against this glibc on
older kernels on x86, and they still "work", i.e. fail with the
appropriate message.)

v2: No longer mark memcpy() as -fno-stack-protector.
v3: Use $(no-stack-protector).
--- | 2 ++
 csu/Makefile   | 5 +++++
 misc/Makefile  | 4 ++++
 nptl/Makefile  | 3 +++
 4 files changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/ b/
index 05ed6ec..9afd4ff 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -55,7 +55,9 @@ with-fp = @with_fp@
 enable-timezone-tools = @enable_timezone_tools@
 unwind-find-fde = @libc_cv_gcc_unwind_find_fde@
 have-fpie = @libc_cv_fpie@
+have-ssp = @libc_cv_ssp@
 stack-protector = @stack_protector@
+no-stack-protector = @no_stack_protector@
 have-selinux = @have_selinux@
 have-libaudit = @have_libaudit@
 have-libcap = @have_libcap@
diff --git a/csu/Makefile b/csu/Makefile
index 31e8bb9..22afe67 100644
--- a/csu/Makefile
+++ b/csu/Makefile
@@ -45,6 +45,11 @@ before-compile += $(objpfx)version-info.h
 tests := tst-empty tst-atomic tst-atomic-long
 tests-static := tst-empty
+CFLAGS-.o += $(no-stack-protector)
+CFLAGS-.og += $(no-stack-protector)
+CFLAGS-.op += $(no-stack-protector)
+CFLAGS-.os += $(no-stack-protector)
 ifeq (yes,$(build-shared))
 extra-objs += S$(start-installed-name) gmon-start.os
 ifneq ($(start-installed-name),$(static-start-installed-name))
diff --git a/misc/Makefile b/misc/Makefile
index d7bbc85..78005c8 100644
--- a/misc/Makefile
+++ b/misc/Makefile
@@ -99,6 +99,10 @@ CFLAGS-getusershell.c = -fexceptions
 CFLAGS-err.c = -fexceptions
 CFLAGS-tst-tsearch.c = $(stack-align-test-flags)
+# Called during static library initialization.
+CFLAGS-sbrk.c = $(no-stack-protector)
+CFLAGS-brk.c = $(no-stack-protector)
 include ../Rules
 $(objpfx)libg.a: $(dep-dummy-lib); $(make-dummy-lib)
diff --git a/nptl/Makefile b/nptl/Makefile
index dc3ccab..b2b3768 100644
--- a/nptl/Makefile
+++ b/nptl/Makefile
@@ -327,6 +327,9 @@ tests += tst-execstack
+# Parts of nptl-init.c are called before the stack guard is initialized.
+CFLAGS-nptl-init.c += $(no-stack-protector)
 modules-names = tst-atfork2mod tst-tls3mod tst-tls4moda tst-tls4modb \
 		tst-tls5mod tst-tls5moda tst-tls5modb tst-tls5modc \
 		tst-tls5modd tst-tls5mode tst-tls5modf tst-stack4mod \

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