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Date: Tue, 02 May 2017 18:38:22 +0200
From: David Gens <>
Subject: Re: Re: It looks like there will be no more public
 versions of PaX and Grsec.

On 2017-05-02 16:22, wrote:
> Hi David, I read your paper [1] about how RAP wouldn't defend against
> data-only attacks. Do you plan on contributing your PT-Rand mitigation
> to KSPP?
> That was never mentioned in the grsec RAP announcements for obvious
> marketing reasons. With KERNSEAL not being public no one can verify
> its effectiveness either.
> [1]

That is certainly doable (and it would be cool), but mainly depends on 
how interesting
such a feature would be for upstream. My impression was that the 
interest is rather limited,
since messing with the linear mapping generally is a big nono (because 
of TLB pressure).

But we're really getting off-topic.


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