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SubjectRe: predictable IP ID
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>    Except that I construct attacks to use massive amounts of AVL tree
> space. Very easily in fact. On something like an appliance with
> 8Mb of RAM that makes the AVL setup a non solution and something
> better is needed
>
> It stands to argue that the same can be done for vm_area_structs's, so
> why don't we punt those from the mm subsystem?

1. Its a local not a remote attack
2. The folks trying to make Linux totally bulletproof to local attack
are accounting vm_area_structs



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