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Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2016 22:17:16 +0200
From: Pavel Machek <pavel@...x.de>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@...aro.org>,
	Matt Redfearn <matt.redfearn@...tec.com>,
	Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@...ian.org>, Emrah Demir <ed@...sec.com>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>, x86@...nel.org,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...ysocki.net>,
	Len Brown <len.brown@...el.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-pm@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Prefer kASLR over Hibernation

Hi!

> When building with both CONFIG_HIBERNATION and CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE,
> one or the other must be chosen at boot-time. Until now, hibernation
> was selected when no choice was made on the command line.
> 
> To make the security benefits of kASLR more widely available to end
> users (since the use of hibernation is becoming more rare and kASLR,
> already available on x86, will be available on arm64 and MIPS soon),
> this changes the default to preferring kASLR over hibernation. Users
> wanting hibernation can turn off kASLR by adding "nokaslr" to the kernel
> command line.

I must say I don't exactly like this patch.

Why is kASLR incompatible with hibernation? We can hibernate have 
4.3 kernel resume hibernation image of 4.2 kernel (on x86-64, and I
have patches for x86). Resuming kernel with different randomization
does not look that much different...

Best regards,
								Pavel
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