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    SubjectRe: [patch] remove MNT_NOEXEC check for PROT_EXEC mmaps
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    Stas Sergeev  wrote:
    >Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    >> then don't put noexec on /dev/shm.
    >
    >That's obviously possible, but I'd feel safer having
    >"noexec" on *every* user-writable partition.

    But why would you "feel" safer? And why should the Linux kernel care
    about how people "feel"? The purpose of these mechanisms is not to make
    people feel safer; it is to make them actually be safer. If it isn't
    actually making people safer -- if it is just to provide "warm fuzzies"
    and a perception of safety -- then I don't see what business it has
    going into the Linux kernel. What threat, exactly, are you trying to
    defend against? What's your threat model?
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