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    SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] Shared page tables
    On Tue, Jan 24, 2006 at 02:10:03AM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > The randomization is not for cache coloring, but for security purposes
    > (except for the old very small stack randomization that was used
    > to avoid conflicts on HyperThreaded CPUs). I would be surprised if the
    > mmap made much difference because it's page aligned and at least
    > on x86 the L2 and larger caches are usually PI.

    Actually, does this even affect executable segments? Iirc, prelinking
    already results in executables being mapped at the same physical offset
    across binaries in a given system. An strace seems to confirm that.

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