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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2008-02-06 13:54:09 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2008-02-06 13:54:09 -0800
commit3e6bdf473f489664dac4d7511d26c7ac3dfdc748 (patch)
tree10cb2e928830b9de8bbc3f6dd47c18c24cd2affa /init
parent3d4d4582e5b3f67a68f2cf32fd5b70d8d80f119d (diff)
parent58d5d0d8dd52cbca988af24b5692a20b00285543 (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-3e6bdf473f489664dac4d7511d26c7ac3dfdc748.tar.gz
Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/x86/linux-2.6-x86
* git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/x86/linux-2.6-x86: x86: fix deadlock, make pgd_lock irq-safe virtio: fix trivial build bug x86: fix mttr trimming x86: delay CPA self-test and repeat it x86: fix 64-bit sections generic: add __FINITDATA x86: remove suprious ifdefs from pageattr.c x86: mark the .rodata section also NX x86: fix iret exception recovery on 64-bit cpuidle: dubious one-bit signed bitfield in cpuidle.h x86: fix sparse warnings in powernow-k8.c x86: fix sparse error in traps_32.c x86: trivial sparse/checkpatch in quirks.c x86 ptrace: disallow null cs/ss MAINTAINERS: RDC R-321x SoC maintainer brk randomization: introduce CONFIG_COMPAT_BRK brk: check the lower bound properly x86: remove X2 workaround x86: make spurious fault handler aware of large mappings x86: make traps on entry code be debuggable in user space, 64-bit
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diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 87f50df5889..92b23e25661 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -541,6 +541,18 @@ config ELF_CORE
help
Enable support for generating core dumps. Disabling saves about 4k.
+config COMPAT_BRK
+ bool "Disable heap randomization"
+ default y
+ help
+ Randomizing heap placement makes heap exploits harder, but it
+ also breaks ancient binaries (including anything libc5 based).
+ This option changes the bootup default to heap randomization
+ disabled, and can be overriden runtime by setting
+ /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space to 2.
+
+ On non-ancient distros (post-2000 ones) Y is usually a safe choice.
+
config BASE_FULL
default y
bool "Enable full-sized data structures for core" if EMBEDDED