[arch-dev-public] Fwd: Non-core kernel

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 22:07:19 UTC 2015

On 20/07/15 12:03 AM, Gaetan Bisson wrote:
> [2015-07-19 16:37:42 +0200] Jan Alexander Steffens:
>> I recently noticed we have community/linux-grsec. Do we have a stance
>> on additional kernels? I vaguely remember some stigma against it but
>> not the details. Maybe I'm completely wrong.
> For reference, it was discussed there:
> 	https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2014-April/026170.html
> From what I remember, essentially, quite a few people were against
> officially supporting another kernel

I know you were very opposed to it, but my impression was that others
either just had concerns about it (which were addressed), didn't care or
supported the idea.

There were concerns about whether packagers for out-of-tree modules
would need to worry about it and users potentially reporting bugs for
the wrong package. The latter issue did happen once or twice before I
added a prominent note to the wiki page about it.

There was strong opposition to adding exceptions from the PaX userspace
exploit mitigations to other packages, so I put support for that small
set of features on the backburner and then approached it another way:


Most of the features didn't require any integration work.

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