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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] doc: missing value 2 for randomize-va-space
    On Thu, 2 Jul 2009, Horst Schirmeier wrote:

    > The documentation for /proc/sys/kernel/* does not mention the possible
    > value 2 for randomize-va-space (but already mentions what it does).

    Hmm, while you are at it ...

    > Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt | 2 +-
    > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
    >
    > diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
    > index 322a00b..b2af4ef 100644
    > --- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
    > +++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
    > @@ -310,7 +310,7 @@ that support this feature.
    > loaded to random addresses. Also for PIE-linked binaries, the location
    > of code start is randomized.
    >
    > - With heap randomization, the situation is a little bit more
    > +2 - With heap randomization, the situation is a little bit more
    > complicated.
    > There a few legacy applications out there (such as some ancient

    ... would you please fix this typo/grammo as well? (There a few ...)

    > versions of libc.so.5 from 1996) that assume that brk area starts

    Also, the text itself doesn't seem to be super-clear ... namely, it
    describes what CONFIG_COMPAT_BRK is about, but doesn't really clarify how
    exactly does this correlate with randomize_va_space == 2. Would you mind
    also fixing this bit?

    Thanks,

    --
    Jiri Kosina
    SUSE Labs


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