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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Randomize kernel base address on boot

* H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:

> On 05/31/2011 12:55 PM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >
> > So ... could you *please* not shelf this idea just because people
> > used lkml for what it was invented: argued with each other rather
> > forcefully? :-)
>
> The real issue is that if it can be (semi)trivially bypassed, then
> there may not be much reason to do it.

Sure.

> Other than that, Ingo's idea at least have the merit that it would
> break only older bootloaders doing things wrong.

I'm wondering, why would it break older bootloaders? It's just a
slightly larger than usual kernel image, nothing is visible to the
bootloader.

Thanks,

Ingo


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