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SubjectRe: [announce] [patch] NX (No eXecute) support for x86, 2.6.7-rc2-bk2
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On Thursday 03 June 2004 05:44, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
> > > And do we have some way of on a per-process basis say "avoid NX
> > > because this old version of Oracle/flash/whatever-binary-thing doesn't
> > > run with it"?
>
> [...]
> > 2) via a runtime method: via the i386 personality. So an application can
> > trigger the 'legacy' Linux VM layout by e.g doing 'i386 java
> > ./test.class'.
> >
> > this is a hack in Fedora - we wanted to have a finegrained runtime
> > mechanism just in case. But it would be nice to have this upstream too -
> > e.g. via a PERSONALITY_3G?
>
> i've attached a patch that provides a cleaner solution. It does 3
> changes:
>
> - it adds a ADDR_SPACE_EXECUTABLE bit to the personality 'bug bits'
> section. This bit if set will make the stack executable. (if in the
> future we decide to make the malloc() heap non-exec [which i definitely
> think we should], that property will also listen to this bit.)

Ingo,

What do you mean by "in the future"? on x86, with the current no execute
patch, malloc() will be non-exec

thanks,
suresh
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