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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/3] Randomize free memory
On Thu 11-10-18 11:03:07, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 4:56 AM Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org> wrote:
[...]
> > In any case, I believe the change itself is not controversial as long it
> > is opt-in (potentially autotuned based on specific HW)
>
> Do you mean disable shuffling on systems that don't have a
> memory-side-cache unless / until we can devise a security benefit
> curve relative to shuffle-order? The former I can do, the latter, I'm
> at a loss.

Yes, enable when the HW requires that for whatever reason and make add a
global knob to enable it for those that might find it useful for
security reasons with a clear cost/benefit description. Not "this is tha
security thingy enable and feel safe(r)"
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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