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Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2015 16:00:05 -0800
From: David Brown <>
Subject: Re: Self Introduction

On Wed, Dec 09, 2015 at 02:19:24PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
>On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 9:21 AM, David Brown <> wrote:
>> Per "Get Involved" on the Kernel Self Protection Project wiki, I'm
>> introducing myself.
>> I have recently joined Linaro on the Security Working Group.  As such,
>> I expect to seen be getting involved with the various kernel hardening
>> and related projects.
>Welcome to the mailing list. :)
>What sorts of things are you interested in working on?

A while back, I'd gone through each of the features in grsecurity and
PAX.  There were a number that seemed good from a security point of
view, but difficult in terms of culture within the kernel.  I've just
started up going through these again, as well as reading the kernel
hardening wiki, and I should soon have a better idea of what would be
good to work on.  My scope is broad enough that I want to get a good
idea of where others want to go as well, as well as what brings good

I suspect part of the challenge is going to be clearly describing the
various features along with specific examples of already-discovered
exploits that the feature would have mitigated.

Most recently, I backported ARM PAN support to the Linaro stable
kernels (3.18 and 4.1).


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