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Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 14:24:34 +0200
From: John Wood <>
To: Kees Cook <>
Cc:, John Wood <>,
	Jann Horn <>, Matthew Wilcox <>,
	Jonathan Corbet <>,
	Alexander Viro <>,
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Subject: Re: [RESEND][RFC PATCH 0/6] Fork brute force attack mitigation

On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 12:55:03AM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 04:48:06PM +0200, John Wood wrote:
> > My original patch serie is composed of 9 patches, so the 3 lasts are lost.
> > Kees: Have you removed them for some reason? Can you send them for review?
> >
> > security/fbfam: Add two new prctls to enable and disable the fbfam feature
> >
> >
> > Documentation/security: Add documentation for the fbfam feature
> >
> >
> > MAINTAINERS: Add a new entry for the fbfam feature
> >
> Oh, hm, I'm not sure where they went. I think they were missing from my
> inbox when I saved your series from email. An oversight on my part;
> apologies!

I sent the full serie to Matthew Wilcox <> only, as he
wanted to help re-sending the full serie. Then I saw that only 6 patches
appeared in the linux-doc mailing list.

I can try to send the three pending patches in different stages (for example
one patch every 4 or 5 hours) to avoid blocking my email. I hope. Or I can
send the three pending patches only to the kernel-hardening mailing list
and you re-send to all the people involved. Or any other solution you
propose. It's up to you.

> > Is there a problem if I ask for some guidance (replying to this thread)
> > during the process to do my second patch series?
> Please feel free! I'm happy to help. :)

It's a pleasure working with you. Thanks a lot.

> --
> Kees Cook

John Wood

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