adding support for hardened toolchain

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998@anciens.enib.fr
Wed Dec 29 21:23:00 GMT 2010


Heiko, All,

On Wednesday 29 December 2010 21:44:40 Heiko Zuerker wrote:
> Quoting "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@anciens.enib.fr>:
> > Yet, you can use that to test your patches integration, as a begining.
> I use the existing features of ct-ng to apply the patches after the  
> ones you supply out of the box. Everything seems to work fine.

Good! :-)

> > This would have to be split in two parts:
> > - first, the generic additional patch dir handling
> > - second the new hardened patches directory
> > This should not be very complex to do, I think.
> Yes and once the framework is created, it will be really easy to add  
> new features which rely on patches.

Yes, but not too many, I hope. It would be absolutely impossible to maintain
if too many (say 2 or 3) feature-patchsets were to be added. Remember that
patches will be applied in sequence, and if a patch from a previous feature
is required before another feature, then you're screwed. Unless we have
dependencies on feature sets. Which wil be horrible.

> >> I know it works under x86 based architecture, but don't have any other
> >> hardware available to do any testing with.
> >
> > Qemu might come handy in this case.
> 
> I'll have to take a look at that some time in the future.
> Right now all my available time goes into getting buildroot and ct-ng  
> in shape so I can use it as a build platform for Devil-Linux.

You are aware that buildroot can use crosstool-NG as a toolchain backend,
aren't you? It's not finished, but it kind of works. I yet have some stuff
to push upstream...

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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