[PATCH v3 02/13] arm64: Kconfig: Reword UNMAP_KERNEL_AT_EL0 kconfig entry
hch at infradead.org
Tue Jan 9 09:17:00 PST 2018
On Mon, Jan 08, 2018 at 05:32:27PM +0000, Will Deacon wrote:
> Although CONFIG_UNMAP_KERNEL_AT_EL0 does make KASLR more robust, it's
> actually more useful as a mitigation against speculation attacks that
> can leak arbitrary kernel data to userspace through speculation.
> Reword the Kconfig help message to reflect this, and make the option
> depend on EXPERT so that it is on by default for the majority of users.
I still haven't heard an anwer on why this isn't using
CONFIG_PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION but instead reinvents its own symbol.
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