[arch-dev-public] providing grsecurity in [community]

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Apr 16 02:46:53 EDT 2014

On 16/04/14 14:09, Daniel Micay wrote:
> There has been a recent surge of interest in securing Arch by paying
> closer attention to CVEs and addressing many security issues in our
> packages. I also started some initial work/documenting on securing the
> services shipped in various packages:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Service_isolation
> To go along with this, I'm interested in maintaining the grsecurity
> kernel and userspace tools in [community] to provide a hardened kernel
> and role-based access control system. This would be the first case of an
> alternative kernel in the repositories, 

It would not be the first case...  We specifically got rid of others
years ago.

> so I'm open to discussion about
> whether it's appropriate to do this. There are also some issues relevant
> to other packages in the repositories.

Which packages?  We need the details.


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