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Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2016 00:04:59 +0200
From: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@...nel.org>
To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@...nel.org>, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, 
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>, Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@...aro.org>, 
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	Emrah Demir <ed@...sec.com>, Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>, x86@...nel.org, 
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...ysocki.net>, Len Brown <len.brown@...el.com>, Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>, 
	Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>, Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>, 
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Subject: Re: [PATCH] Prefer kASLR over Hibernation

On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 11:56 PM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org> wrote:
>
> * Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@...nel.org> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 9:44 PM, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> wrote:
>> > 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.
>> >
>> > Suggested-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
>> > Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
>>
>> Acked-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@...el.com>
>>
>> Or do you want me to apply it?
>
> I don't think this is a good idea, as it turns off emergency hibernation of
> laptops - many desktop distros support it by default.

Right, I forgot about this one.

Thanks,
Rafael

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