grsecurity in kernel?

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at
Wed Dec 29 23:39:47 CET 2010

Glenn < at> writes:
>>What has grsecurity to do with debugging?
> On there home page they write:
> # Prevention of arbitrary code execution, regardless of the technique
> used (stack smashing, heap corruption, etc)
> # Prevention of arbitrary code execution in the kernel
> # Randomization of the stack, library, and heap bases
> # Kernel stack base randomization
> # Protection against exploitable null-pointer dereference bugs in the kernel
> E.g. Some buffer overflows will be stopped.

Randomization generally makes debugging harder, not easier.

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