Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:32:17 -0500 From: Kassad <aashad940@...il.com> To: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com> Cc: keescook@...omium.org, kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Contributing to KSPP newbie This might be a bit to vague but is there any task that is beginner friendly? I did have a look at todo list and most of them look quite daunting. On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 6:29 AM Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com> wrote: > On Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 11:39:11PM -0500, Kassad wrote: > > Hey Kees, > > > > I'm 3rd university student interested in learning more about the linux > kernel. > > I'm came across this subsystem, since it aligns with my interest in > security. > > Do you think as a newbie this task > https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/11 will > > be a good starting point? > > I think this specific task (Disable arm32 kuser helpers) has already > been done, and the ticket is stale. > > On arm CONFIG_KUSER_HELPERS can be disabled on kernels that don't need > to run on HW prior to ARMv6. See commit: > > f6f91b0d9fd971c6 ("ARM: allow kuser helpers to be removed from the > vector page") > > On arm64, CONFIG_KUSER_HELPERS can be disabled on any kernel. See > commit: > > 1b3cf2c2a3f42b ("arm64: compat: Add KUSER_HELPERS config option") > > Thanks, > Mark. > Content of type "text/html" skipped
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