Re: [PATCH v5 9/9] x86-64: Add CONFIG_UNSAFE_VSYSCALLS to feature-removal-schedule

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Mon Jun 06 2011 - 10:22:54 EST

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 7:39 PM, <pageexec@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> what is annoying is your covering up of security fixes on grounds that you don't want
> to help script kiddies (a bullshit argument as it were) but at the same time question
> proactive security measures (one can debate the implementation, see my other mail) that
> would *actually* prevent the same kiddies from writing textbook exploits.

Shut up unless you have any real arguments. I know you have your
hangups, and I just don't care.

Calling the old vdso "UNSAFE" as a config option is just plain stupid.
t's a politicized name, with no good reason except for your political
agenda. And when I call it out as such, you just spout the same tired
old security nonsense.

I'm happy with perhaps moving away from the fixed-address vdso, but
that does not excuse bad naming and non-descriptive crap like the
feature-removal thing, and all the insanity going on in the thread. If
the config option is about removing the legacy vdso, then CALL IT
THAT, instead of spouting idiotic and irrelevant nonsense.

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