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Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 16:00:49 +0000 (UTC)
From: Quentin Casasnovas <>
Subject: Re: Kernel Self Protection Project

On 2015-11-05, Kees Cook <> wrote:
> I'm organizing a community of people to work on the various kernel
> self-protection technologies (most of which are found in PaX and
> Grsecurity). I'm building on the presentation I gave at Kernel Summit
> where I sought to convince the other upstream Linux kernel developers
> that security is more than fixing bugs, and that we need to bring in
> proactive defenses:

Great initiative!

> For now, I'm going to focus on taking a look at the PAX_SIZE_OVERFLOW
> gcc plugin, which will also get us the gcc plugin infrastructure.
> Other people, please speak up on what you'd like to tackle.

Not that it's complex but I already have a branch with the gcc plugin
infrastructure split up if you're interested and you reckon that can save
you some time.


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