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Date:	Thu, 3 Apr 2014 12:43:08 +0200
From:	Joerg Roedel <joro@...tes.org>
To:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:	Jiri Kosina <jkosina@...e.cz>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Mateusz Guzik <mguzik@...hat.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>, Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>,
	Kay Sievers <kay@...y.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] cmdline: Hide "debug" from /proc/cmdline

On Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 06:47:57PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Whether it actually fixes the problem that Borislav had is
> questionable, of course. For all I know, systemd debug mode generates
> so much data in *other* ways and then causes feedback loops with the
> kernel debugging that this patch is totally immaterial, and dmesg was
> never the main issue. But unlike the "hide 'debug' from
> /proc/cmdline", I think this patch at least _conceptually_ makes a lot
> of sense, even if systemd gets fixed, so ...

How about just ignoring writes to /dev/kmsg altogether by default
(unless explicitly enabled in Kconfig or on the kernel cmdline)? Maybe I
am missing something but what are the legitimate use-cases for generally
allowing user-space to write into the kernel-log?


	Joerg


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