adding support for hardened toolchain

Heiko Zuerker
Thu Dec 30 12:43:00 GMT 2010

Quoting Bryan Hundven <>:

> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 7:20 PM, Arnaud Lacombe <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 2:15 PM, Heiko Zuerker <> wrote:
>>> Hey,
>>> I'm currently applying additional patches to gcc, in order to create a
>>> hardened toolchain.
>> I am stupid, dare to explain what the "hardened" concretely mean in
>> this context ? Does it make my toolchain proof to .454 Casull bullet ?
> The patches Heiko is referring to come from the gentoo hardened
> project, specifically the hardened toolchain project:

The patches are actually from the Hardened Linux From Scratch, but  
they do the same thing basically.
I had some troubles with the Gentoo ones and decided to use the same  
ones we've been using for years. Not sure why I was so fixated on the  
Gentoo patches for a while....


   Heiko Zuerker

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