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Re: [alpine-devel] grsec go or no-go call for 3.6

From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:02:42 +0200

On Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:42:04 -0500
William Pitcock <nenolod_at_dereferenced.org> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 11:02 PM, Jens Staal <staal1978_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > Arch linux is using grsec on kernel 4.9.
> >
> > https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/i686/linux-grsec/
> >
> > Perhaps it would be good to ask that maintainer what their plans are.
> > I did not find any new announcements on the grsec web page except the
> > announcement from 2015 where they explicitly say that they still want that
> > the patches are available for the hardened Arch and Gentoo projects.
>
> https://grsecurity.net/passing_the_baton.php
>
> Its official now. Which means we need to revisit this. Do we want
> the exposure for 3.6?

I'd like to keep the grsec patch for 3.6. However, we need rename it. I
think we should call it 'linux-hardened'. That way we can remove the
patch later or switch to something else in future.

-nc


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