PIE Randomizations 2.6.25 kernel
peterph at centrum.cz
Mon Apr 28 07:27:15 PDT 2008
Robert Connolly wrote:
> I heard about this in a uclibc, or something, irc channel about a year ago.
> gcc/binutils -pie is only really usefull with randomization in the kernel (or
> prelink), and the mainstream kernel intended to support it. However, PaX's
> implementation, in the irc channel, was said to still be better. I'm not
> positive, but I suspect the PaX kernel patch will disable the mainline
> support. It's still good news though.. it will encourage more development in
> this area.
Actually, I asked Jiri Kosina (who made most of work on this patch
AFAIK) and he claimed it to be superior - even after leaving aside the
fact that he authored it - to the original PaX patch (one of the things
has been better randomization than the old patch IIRC).
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