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Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2019 18:32:02 +0200
From: Borislav Petkov <>
To: Thomas Garnier <>
Cc:,,, Herbert Xu <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>, "H. Peter Anvin" <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 01/11] x86/crypto: Adapt assembly for PIE support

On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 12:12:45PM -0700, 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.

I believe in previous reviews I asked about why this sentence is being
replicated in every commit message and now it is still in every commit
message except in 2/11.

Why do you need it everywhere and not once in the 0th mail?


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