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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kmod: make request_module() return an error when autoloading is disabled
On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 10:28:07AM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 03:37:31PM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> > From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
> >
> > It's long been possible to disable kernel module autoloading completely
> > by setting /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe to the empty string. This can be
>
> Hunh. I've never seen that before. :) I've always used;
>
> echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/modules_disabled
>
> Regardless,
>
> Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
>

modules_disabled is different because it disables *all* module loading, not just
autoloading.

- Eric

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