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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Randomize kernel base address on boot
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On Thu, 2011-05-26 at 15:32 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 05/26/2011 03:18 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> >
> > Well, as far as I can tell, this feature is going to break hibernation on
> > both x86_32 and x86_64 at the moment, unless you can guarantee that the
> > randomized kernel location will be the same for both the boot and the target
> > kernels.
> >
>
> Obviously we can't and we don't. I'm a bit surprised at that
> constraint... how can that constraint not break things like kernels of
> slightly different size?
>
> -hpa

Am I understanding it correctly that hibernation is currently operating
under a possibly false assumption? If it's the case that hibernation
should be saving the physical address at which the kernel was previously
loaded and restoring it there regardless of randomization, it would
certainly help me out if someone familiar with the code could take a
stab at that.

Otherwise, any thoughts on a potential solution?

Thanks,
Dan



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