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    SubjectRe: [patch 0/5] Support for sanitization flag in low-level page allocator
    Peter Zijlstra wrote:
    > On Sat, 2009-05-30 at 15:30 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
    >>> Right, so the whole point is to minimize the impact of actual bugs,
    >>> right? So why not focus on fixing those actual bugs? Can we create tools
    >>> to help us find such bugs faster? We use sparse for a lot of static
    >>> checking, we create things like lockdep and kmemcheck to dynamically
    >>> find trouble.
    >>>
    >>> Can we instead of working around a problem, fix the actual problem?
    >> Why do cars have crashworthiness and seatbelts ? Why not fix the actual
    >> problem (driving errors) ? I mean lets face it they make the vehicle
    >> heavier, less fuel efficient, less fun and more annoying to use.
    >
    > We can't find every crash bug either, yet we still ship the kernel and
    > people actually use it too.
    >
    > What makes these security bugs so much more important than all the other
    > ones?

    The fact that we can do something about them.

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