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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] x86/kaslr for v3.14
On 01/21/2014 06:03 AM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
>
>> On 01/21/2014 02:27 AM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>>>
>>> Hm, live annotation of the kernel image is a relatively new perf
>>> feature, and KASLR predated that (by years) - which would at least in
>>> part explain why it went unnoticed. (Although it does not excuse the
>>> lack of testing.)
>>
>> kASLR is new, but on 32 bits we have relocated the kernel for a long
>> time. [...]
>
> I doubt many people develop on 32-bit x86, and the group of people
> looking at annotated 32-bit assembly kernel profiles ought to be
> another order of magnitude smaller than that ...
>

Yes... I was commenting on the statement that "kASLR predated that by
years". It hasn't been common.

-hpa



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