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Re: [GIT PULL] x86: remove Intel MPX




On 12/5/18 10:42 AM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 05, 2018 at 08:44:43AM -0800, Dave Hansen wrote:
>> Hi x86 maintainers,
>>
>> Please pull from:
>>
>>  	git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/daveh/x86-mpx.git mpx-remove
>>
>> There is only one commit, removing the Intel MPX implementation from the
>> tree.  The benefits of keeping the feature in the tree are not worth the
>> ongoing maintenance cost.
> Is there an replacement or another way to use this feature?

There is no replacement for using the hardware.

Similar functionality is available through software-only means like
AddressSanitizer, though.