Re: [PATCH] mm: larger stack guard gap, between vmas

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Jul 05 2017 - 15:17:32 EST

On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 11:59 AM, Willy Tarreau <w@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Don't you think that the option of having a sysctl to relax the check
> per task wouldn't be easier for distros and safer overall ? Ie, emit
> a warning the first time the gap is hit instead of segfaulting, then
> reduce it to something that used to work (4k or 64k, I don't remember)
> and try again ?

It used to be just 4k.

.. and I think that might be a valid way to find these things, but
would it be safer? It basically disables the new stack gap entirely
apart from the warning.

And maybe that's ok and distros prefer that?