[arch-dev-public] Kernel Feature request #24043

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Tue May 3 09:10:02 CEST 2011

Am Tue, 03 May 2011 16:11:11 +1000
schrieb Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>:

> On 03/05/11 15:26, Tobias Powalowski wrote:
> > https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/24043
> >
> > Hi shall we enable it too?
> > Thanks for your opinion.
> I am not very informed on kernel stuff so I could be wrong here...
> This seems a good idea for a what seems a minor(?) increase in
> security, but at the expense of making debugging kernel issues more
> difficult.  I guess the people who want to attach gdb and debug the
> kernel are probably building their own from upstream git anyway, so I
> lean slightly on the side of enabling it.
> Allan

Generally I'm against adding more and more debugging stuff. This makes
our kernel larger and slower. When users have a certain kernel issue
they will need to rebuild and gitbisect custom kernels anyway where
they can enable the required debug stuff.


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