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Re: Anyone protecting the stack?

To: Hiten Pandya <hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Kip Macy <kmacy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 14:13:47 -0700

Hiten -
If it complicates pmap for i386 as Dave says, then I have to agree that it
is an unneccessary distraction that should be postponed. However, if it
didn't please explain to me why securelevel isn't an adequate solution?
Granted it won't protect desktops, but an 80% solution is better than a 0%


> 	Well, this makes me wonder if you set flags in ELF files, what
> 	would happen to files that are going to be emulated; surely,
> 	this files would seem to have more of a risk factor.
> 	From my point of view, there are too many things that need to
> 	be considered and need to be taken into account for adding such
> 	a feature to mainstream DragonFly code.
> 	Although, once I get the ``Patch Page'' up on the website, we
> 	can put this work up there, just like how I suggested for the
> 	ACPI patchset.  At least this way, it gets exposure, more
> 	testing and we don't have to risk unwanted integration into
> 	the DragonFly CVS.
> 	Regards,
> --
> Hiten Pandya
> hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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