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Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2015 22:58:10 +0100
From: Emese Revfy <>
To: Greg KH <>
Cc: Josh Triplett <>, Kees Cook
 <>, ""
 <>, PaX Team <>,
 Brad Spengler <>, Theodore Tso <>
Subject: Re: Proposal for kernel self protection features

> > Could the plugin operate in a mode where it emits warnings to add such
> > annotations explicitly in the code, rather than just automatically
> > moving the data?
> That would be nice for the constanfy mode as well, especially as some
> people aren't using gcc to build the kernel anymore, so it would be good
> to mark these "for real" in the .c code wherever possible to allow other
> compilers to take advantage of the plugin indirectly.

Yes, I can do it of course. There can be two kernel config options:
 * warning (dry run) mode: the plugin just prints out the warnings 
 * constify: do the constification automatically


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