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Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2016 13:54:29 -0700
From: Greg KH <>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <>, Pekka Enberg <>,
	David Rientjes <>,
	Joonsoo Kim <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,,,,,,
	Thomas Garnier <>
Subject: Re: [RFC v1] mm: SLAB freelist randomization

On Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 12:35:48PM -0700, Thomas Garnier wrote:
> Provide an optional config (CONFIG_FREELIST_RANDOM) to randomize the
> SLAB freelist. This security feature reduces the predictability of
> the kernel slab allocator against heap overflows.
> Randomized lists are pre-computed using a Fisher-Yates shuffle and
> re-used on slab creation for performance.
> ---
> Based on next-20160405
> ---

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