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Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2019 09:01:57 -0800
From: Thomas Garnier <>
To: Borislav Petkov <>
Cc: Kernel Hardening <>, 
	Kristen Carlson Accardi <>, Herbert Xu <>, 
	"David S. Miller" <>, Thomas Gleixner <>, Ingo Molnar <>, 
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>, "the arch/x86 maintainers" <>, 
	Linux Crypto Mailing List <>, LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 01/27] x86/crypto: Adapt assembly for PIE support

On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 3:49 AM Borislav Petkov <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 11:24:08AM -0800, Thomas Garnier wrote:
> > Change the assembly code to use only relative references of symbols for the
> > kernel to be PIE compatible.
> >
> > Position Independent Executable (PIE) support will allow to extend the
> > KASLR randomization range below 0xffffffff80000000.
> This sentence is auto-sprinkled in a bunch of commit messages. Sounds to
> me it should be rather somewhere in the 0/n message as a justification
> for the feature but not in every other commit message...?

I go into more details in the compose message but I wanted a small
sentence explaining why PIE changes are being made.

> --
> Regards/Gruss,
>     Boris.
> Good mailing practices for 400: avoid top-posting and trim the reply.

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