On 2015-04-12 11:22, Mark Montague wrote:
It is possible to build and run MoarVM on systems that prohibit
executable stacks? [...] Here's what happens when I try to build
$ perl Configure.pl --backend=moar --gen-moar
[... lots of output ...]
Building NQP ...
while loading shared libraries: libmoar.so: cannot enable executable
stack as shared object requires: Permission denied
It looks like executable stacks are not needed. If MoarVM is built with
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-z,noexecstack" then even with JIT enabled everything seems
fine. The SELinux execmem permission is still needed, regardless of
whether JIT is enabled, but this seems reasonable to me (unlike execstack).
Linking with -Wl,-z,noexecstack is an inelegant solution -- the cause of
the problem and better solutions are discussed at
I'm going to do some more testing and investigation before considering
whether submitting a patch is a reasonable thing to do. "make
rakudo-spectest" passes except for S26-documentation/why-trailing.t
although that test succeeds when run manually, and I'd also like to look
into this issue before proposing any changes. I'll move this to the
perl6-compiler list at that point.
Sorry for the noise.