Wish for this Page

Robert Connolly robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Jan 13 21:13:22 PST 2006

I agree, but I haven't really brainstormed this. I also want a page exploring 
differences between uClibc and Glibc. Grsecurity's page should help with 
access controls. Grsecurity features are explained well in the kernel help 
menu, I'm not sure if its worth it to copy/reword this, but there may be 
issues not explained in the help menu.

Toolchain help is a big topic, and is mainly out of scope of HLFS. We can only 
really include things that are directly related to HLFS (like how some 
characters of the Lord Of The Rings book were left out of the movie, because 
they were not directly involved with the ring). It would be nice if a doc 
highlighted more than just optimization features of the GNU toolchain though.

The Procps perhaps should have an example /etc/sysctl.conf to make people 
aware, and remind others, that it exists. The lfs-bootscripts use it on boot.


On January 12, 2006 09:14 am, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> Could I submit a feature request for the book?
> A page with the basics of modifying each of the security features
> to get around compiler, linker, asm, & grsecurity issues and
> generally provide the basics of controlling this system. In many
> cases the name of a manpage might be enough, although with gcc and
> bash, that comes under definitions of torture 'Cruel & unusual
> punishments' as a big fudge ran in politics here in times past.
> It would also make sense to make an /etc/sysctl.conf file for
> grsecurity to return grsecurity to standard with sysctl -p
> --
> 	With best Regards,
> 	Declan Moriarty.

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