Re: stop breaking dosemu (Re: x86/kconfig/32: Rename CONFIG_VM86 and default it to 'n')

From: Kees Cook
Date: Wed Sep 02 2015 - 13:52:52 EST

On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:46 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'd be amenable to switching the default back to y and perhaps adding
>> a sysctl to make the distros more comfortable. Ingo, Kees, Brian,
>> what do you think?
> Can you please leave the default as N, and have a sysctl option to
> enable it instead? While dosemu might still be in use, it isn't going
> to be the common case at all. So from a distro perspective, I think
> we'd probably rather have the default match the common case.

Linus will say the default must not break existing userspace...


Kees Cook
Chrome OS Security
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