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Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2019 09:54:44 -0700
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>
Cc: Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...omium.org>,
	kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com, kristen@...ux.intel.com,
	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
	x86@...nel.org, linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 01/11] x86/crypto: Adapt assembly for PIE support

On Mon, Aug 05, 2019 at 06:32:02PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> 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?

I think there was some long-ago feedback from someone (Ingo?) about
giving context for the patch so looking at one individually would let
someone know that it was part of a larger series. This is a distant
memory, though. Do you think it should just be dropped in each patch?

-- 
Kees Cook

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