Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 08:30:45 -0700 From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com> To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org> CC: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, x86@...nel.org, Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@...el.com>, Matthew Garrett <mjg@...hat.com>, Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@...el.com>, Eric Northup <digitaleric@...gle.com>, Dan Rosenberg <drosenberg@...curity.com>, Julien Tinnes <jln@...gle.com>, Will Drewry <wad@...omium.org>, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] x86: kernel base offset ASLR On 04/05/2013 01:04 AM, Ingo Molnar wrote: > > Random runtime shuffling of the kernel image - is that possible with > existing toolchains? > Yes... the question is how much work we'd be willing to go through to make it happen. One approach: the kernel already contains a linker -- used for modules -- and the bulk of the kernel could actually be composed to a "pile of modules" that gets linked on boot. This would provide very large amounts of randomness. -hpa -- H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.
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