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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] cmdline: Hide "debug" from /proc/cmdline
On Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 06:47:57PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Whether it actually fixes the problem that Borislav had is
> questionable, of course. For all I know, systemd debug mode generates
> so much data in *other* ways and then causes feedback loops with the
> kernel debugging that this patch is totally immaterial, and dmesg was
> never the main issue. But unlike the "hide 'debug' from
> /proc/cmdline", I think this patch at least _conceptually_ makes a lot
> of sense, even if systemd gets fixed, so ...

How about just ignoring writes to /dev/kmsg altogether by default
(unless explicitly enabled in Kconfig or on the kernel cmdline)? Maybe I
am missing something but what are the legitimate use-cases for generally
allowing user-space to write into the kernel-log?


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