[RFC][PATCH 0/2] Better hardening names

Kees Cook keescook at chromium.org
Thu Jan 19 14:08:12 PST 2017

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 5:29 PM, Laura Abbott <labbott at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> It's come up previously that CONFIG_DEBUG_SET_MODULE_RONX and
> CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA are not accurate names, mostly they should not have the
> word 'debug' in them. This series attempts to change the names to something
> a bit more descriptive and indicative of what they are actually used for these
> days.
> I marked this RFC for
> - Bike shedding purposes.
> - A discussion of what defaults should be. The way I did the refactoring, both
>   options are default y. I'd appreciate comments if there is a better approach.
> - Approach to split this up into more sub patches to make review/merging easier?
>   Or maybe it's fine.
> Quickly tested on arm/arm64/x86.
> Thanks,
> Laura
> Laura Abbott (2):
>   security: Change name of CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA
>   security: Change name of CONFIG_DEBUG_SET_MODULE_RONX

Some day I'll quit reading my email backwards. :) I see you've got
MODULE_RONX renamed too here, please ignore my comment about needing
it "too". :)


Kees Cook
Nexus Security

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