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Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:45:07 -0400
To: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,, Kees Cook <>,
        Cyrill Gorcunov <>,
        Al Viro <>,
        Christoph Lameter <>,
        Matt Mackall <>,,, Dan Rosenberg <>,
        Theodore Tso <>, Alan Cox <>,
        Jesper Juhl <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: Re: Re: [RFC PATCH 2/2] mm: restrict access to /proc/slabinfo

On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:46:58 +0400, Vasiliy Kulikov said:

> One note: only to _kernel_ developers.  It means it is a strictly
> debugging feature, which shouldn't be enabled in the production systems.

Until somebody at vendor support says "What does 'cat /proc/slabinfo' say?"

Anybody who thinks that debugging tools should be totally disabled on
"production" systems probably hasn't spent enough time actually
running production systems.

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