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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:44:40 -0800
From: Kees Cook <>
To: "" <>
Cc: "Schaufler, Casey" <>, Catalin Marinas <>, 
	PaX Team <>, Michael Ellerman <>, 
	Heiko Carstens <>, Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: Self Introduction

On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 9:54 AM,  <> wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11:45:35 -0800, Kees Cook said:
>> On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Schaufler, Casey
>> That's great! Thanks for speaking up. Another area that hasn't seen
>> any traction yet is PAX_USERCOPY. Valdis seems to be MIA, so I'd love
>> to see someone else take on that chunk of work.
> Whoops. sorry.. I just didn't have anything in a state ready to share,
> and I got sidetracked by a week in the hospital (am all OK now, thankfully).

Yikes! Glad you're okay. If other people have more time to dedicate to
PAX_USERCOPY extraction, maybe you could help with testing? Or what do
you think?

> Biggest problem is just taking one big 7M patch and teasing out just the
> USERCOPY parts, and then re-arranging it into something that upstream will
> be willing to take.  Just lots and lots of grunt work.

Yup, that's the first step in the work. Well, first is extraction,
then figuring out the best way to upstream.

> I don't suppose the grsecurity guys have a git repo where a lot of the
> heavy duty lifting is already done? :)

AIUI, no such thing exists. :)


Kees Cook
Chrome OS & Brillo Security

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