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Date:   Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:01:42 -0500
From:   "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
CC:     <>,
        <>, <>,
        Jiri Slaby <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tty: ldisc: add sysctl to prevent autoloading of ldiscs

On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 05:26:42PM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> By default, the kernel will automatically load the module of any line
> dicipline that is asked for.  As this sometimes isn't the safest thing
> to do, provide a sysctl to disable this feature.
> By default, we set this to 'y' as that is the historical way that Linux
> has worked, and we do not want to break working systems.  But in the
> future, perhaps this can default to 'n' to prevent this functionality.
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

Reviewed-by: Theodore Ts'o <>

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