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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:23:14 -0700
From:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Cc:	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Paul Wise <pabs3@...edaddy.net>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>, Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>,
	Aaron Tomlin <atomlin@...hat.com>,
	Dario Faggioli <raistlin@...ux.it>,
	Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
	Jens Axboe <axboe@...com>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sysctl: terminate strings also on \r

On Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:39:09 -0700 Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> wrote:

> > I wonder if the chances of damage would be lower if we were to continue
> > to accept the \r, but turn it into something else ("\r"?) when it is
> > read.
> 
> I think that would complicate things more than help them.

Why.

> If there's a
> legit use of \r, I'll let Paul Wise debate how to proceed. :)

I don't know who Paul is.  Please take this seriously; we don't want to
have to revert this after breaking a bunch of people's setups.

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