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Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:27:09 -0800
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Kaiwan N Billimoria <kaiwan@...wantech.com>
Cc: "kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com" <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: Re: New to KSPP, would like to contribute

On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 11:43 PM, Kaiwan N Billimoria
<kaiwan@...wantech.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Am new to the KSPP project, I find the area and work interesting.
> I have been exploring the Linux kernel for over 10 years now, and have
> contributed a couple of times to mainline (hwmon drivers). I maintain a few
> small, interesting to me, OSS projects on github.
>
> I read your page here, you've mentioned a TODO list, though am unsure where
> to start. Kernel security work is interesting to me, within task management
> and mm (I broadly understand these areas).
> Could you pl point me in an appropriate direction so that I can get started
> on KSPP?

Hi!

Welcome to the list! If you're familiar with mm areas, I'd say a great
place to start would be to help finish up the zero-poisoning work,
especially extracting the optimizations that PaX did for slabs to
avoid, etc. After that, collecting all the settings into a single
CONFIG_* would be great. Right now things are kind of scattered around
between CONFIG and kernel boot parameters. You can read about it here:

https://outflux.net/blog/archives/2016/09/30/security-things-in-linux-v4-6/

Thanks!

-Kees

-- 
Kees Cook
Nexus Security

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