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Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 14:58:29 -0800
From: Kees Cook <>
To: PaX Team <>
Cc: Brad Spengler <>, Mark Rutland <>, 
	Hoeun Ryu <>, 
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] PCI: Fix typo in pax_open/close_kernel wrapping

On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 2:46 PM, Kees Cook <> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 1:45 PM, PaX Team <> wrote:
>> On 1 Mar 2017 at 12:33, Kees Cook wrote:
>>> This fixes a mistaken double-open in PaX's constification coverage of
>>> cpcihp_zt5550.
>> patch complains with:
>>  checking file drivers/pci/hotplug/cpcihp_zt5550.c
>>  Reversed (or previously applied) patch detected!  Assume -R? [n]
>> are you sure you're looking at a recent tree?
> I guess not! Sorry for the noise. This was from pax-linux-4.9.9-test3.patch.

Actually, it looks like it's an error in the grsecurity merge of PaX.
The mistake is present in the current grsecurity testing patch:


Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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