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Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2019 10:53:41 -0700
From: Thomas Garnier <>
To: Borislav Petkov <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>, 
	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 v9 01/11] x86/crypto: Adapt assembly for PIE support

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 10:27 AM Borislav Petkov <> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 05, 2019 at 09:54:44AM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> > 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.

That's correct.

> Strange. But then we'd have to "mark" all patches which belong to a
> larger series this way, no? And we don't do that...
> > Do you think it should just be dropped in each patch?
> I think reading it once is enough. If the change alone in some commit
> message is not clear why it is being done - to support PIE - then sure,
> by all means. But slapping it everywhere...

I assume the last sentence could be removed in most cases.

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

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