Re: [patch] remove MNT_NOEXEC check for PROT_EXEC mmaps

From: Stas Sergeev
Date: Mon Sep 25 2006 - 13:16:41 EST

Hi Arjan.

Arjan van de Ven wrote:
... to add a "security" feature?
sounds like the wrong tradeoff!
There is now an ongoing discussion about that here:
continues here:
with many posts already.
I'd like you to contribute to it.

In particular, I would be very happy if you (or anyone
else) will tell me why the noexec filesystem deny PROT_EXEC
for MAP_PRIVATE, while even the R/O filesystem doesn't deny
PROT_WRITE for MAP_PRIVATE? This is one of the key points of
mine, but there are others too.

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