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Linux 4.6 Will Try To Make It Easier To Find Assembly Code Bugs

Mar 21, 2016, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

Linus Torvalds has honored the request to land the "objtool" stack frame validation support for the Linux 4.6 kernel.

This new Objtool effort provides build-time object file validation for kernel stack frame correctness. This new objtool user-space utility is run at the kernel's build time to analyze the resulting .o machine code, decode the instruction stream, and checks the interpreted instructions.

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