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Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 20:06:49 -0700
From: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
To: Yinghai Lu <>
CC: Kees Cook <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,,
        Thomas Gleixner <>, Ingo Molnar <>,
        the arch/x86 maintainers <>,
        Jarkko Sakkinen <>,
        Matthew Garrett <>,
        Matt Fleming <>,
        Eric Northup <>,
        Dan Rosenberg <>,
        Julien Tinnes <>, Will Drewry <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6] x86: kaslr: relocate base offset at boot

On 04/13/2013 05:37 PM, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> so decompress code position is changed?
> You may push out bss and other data area of run-time kernel of limit
> that boot loader
> chose according to setup_header.init_size.
> aka that make those area overlap with ram hole or other area like
> boot command line or initrd....

Is there a strong reason to randomize the physical address on 64 bits
(and if so, shouldn't we do it right?)


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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