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Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 12:12:47 +0100
From: "Aidan Johnstone" <>
Subject: Re: regarding kernel patch 2.4.32-ow1

On 4/5/06, Solar Designer <> wrote:

[snip snip]

> Yes, there's no separate mailing list for -ow patches, so such questions
> are asked in here once in a while.

Oh, ok. So I didn't upset anyone, hopefully :-)

> You should give the real thing a try, though.  I am speaking of Owl.

I am, and wouldn't trade it for the world! I run Owl exclusively on my
home machines (ranging from a Soekris 4801 firewall to a big dual
athlon-mp with lots of disks file server) and couldn't be happier with
the ease of use, performance and peace of mind they provide.

As for my company, alas, I don't get to dictate policy, otherwise all
boxes would be migrated to Owl.

> > Specifically, I'm interested in just the HARDEN_{PROC,LINK,FIFO}
> > portions of the patch, so I thought I'd ask first, in case there is a
> > split version anywhere. If not, how hard would it be to disentangle it
> > from the full patch?
> It should be quite easy to do that.

In a fit of insomnia last night, I ended up trying just that, and then
someone else helped me off-list, so mission accomplished. It took nigh
onto 10 minutes to perform surgery, plus another 10 to compile and
boot. It ended up being much easier than I antecipated, and all is
working now.

Thanks, everybody!


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