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    SubjectRe: thoughts on kernel security issues
    On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 08:48:57PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > Quite frankly, nobody should ever depend on the kernel having zero holes.
    > We do our best, but if you want real security, you should have other
    > shields in place. exec-shield is one. So is using a compiler that puts

    That reminds me...

    What are the chances of exec-shield making it into mainline anytime
    in the near future? It's the *big* feature that has me preferring
    Red Hat/Fedora vendor kernels over mainline kernels, even on non-Red
    Hat/Fedora distributions. (I know that parts of exec-shield are already in
    mainline, but I'm wondering about the parts that haven't been merged yet.)

    -Barry K. Nathan <>

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