Patches for the next release

Torbjorn Granlund tg at
Fri Aug 1 19:30:15 CEST 2008

"Steve M. Robbins" <steve at> writes:

  Hi Torbjörn,
  On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 05:18:11PM +0200, Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
  > I am preparing GMP 4.2.3, and if you have some safe C++ portability
  > changes for that release, please sedn them to the list.
  If you're making a new release, please consider the following patch.
  GMP builds several objects from assembly code that end up with an
  executable stack.  The executable stack turns out to be a problem 
  on systems with a security hardened kernel such as "grsec".  See for more
  After applying this patch, you need to run autoreconf.
Why does only assmbly code suffer from this problem, why isn't C code
also affected?


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