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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Bleeding edge hardened-sources: move PaX markings from ELF to Extended Attributes
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 01:59:06
Message-Id: 201112072058.16025.vapier@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: Bleeding edge hardened-sources: move PaX markings from ELF to Extended Attributes by Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@cox.net>
On Wednesday 07 December 2011 20:45:28 Duncan wrote:
> (1) Tail-packing.
ext4 will be doing something similar: http://lwn.net/Articles/469805/ although i don't find the overhead w/out tail packing to be a deal breaker
> (3) The kernel folks don't screw with it as much as they do ext*. > Reference the infamous ext3 data=writeback period during which reiserfs > stayed safely data=ordered. I know people on ext3 that were wondering > why they were losing data during that period, until I explained the > situation and they switched to explicit data=ordered.
i have no sympathy for broken userspace code -mike

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