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Date:   Wed, 10 Apr 2019 19:39:03 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Sinan Kaya <okaya@...nel.org>,
        Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>
Cc:     LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        "Peter Zijlstra (Intel)" <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>,
        Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@...il.com>,
        Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>,
        Vasily Gorbik <gor@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Adrian Reber <adrian@...as.de>,
        Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@...hat.com>,
        Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>,
        Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>,
        Joe Lawrence <joe.lawrence@...hat.com>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>,
        Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@...hat.com>,
        Robin Murphy <robin.murphy@....com>,
        Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.sakura.ne.jp>,
        Changbin Du <changbin.du@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] init: Do not select DEBUG_KERNEL by default

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 5:56 PM Sinan Kaya <okaya@...nel.org> wrote:
>
> We can't seem to have a kernel with CONFIG_EXPERT set but
> CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL unset these days.
>
> While some of the features under the CONFIG_EXPERT require
> CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL, it doesn't apply for all features.
>
> It looks like CONFIG_KALLSYMS_ALL is the only feature that
> requires CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL.
>
> Select CONFIG_EXPERT when CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL is chosen but
> you can still choose CONFIG_EXPERT without CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL.
>
> Signed-off-by: Sinan Kaya <okaya@...nel.org>
> Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>

Masahiro, should this go via your tree, or somewhere else?

Thanks!

-Kees

> ---
>  init/Kconfig      | 2 --
>  lib/Kconfig.debug | 1 +
>  2 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
> index 4592bf7997c0..37e10a8391a3 100644
> --- a/init/Kconfig
> +++ b/init/Kconfig
> @@ -1206,8 +1206,6 @@ config BPF
>
>  menuconfig EXPERT
>         bool "Configure standard kernel features (expert users)"
> -       # Unhide debug options, to make the on-by-default options visible
> -       select DEBUG_KERNEL
>         help
>           This option allows certain base kernel options and settings
>            to be disabled or tweaked. This is for specialized
> diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.debug b/lib/Kconfig.debug
> index 0d9e81779e37..9fbf3499ec8d 100644
> --- a/lib/Kconfig.debug
> +++ b/lib/Kconfig.debug
> @@ -434,6 +434,7 @@ config MAGIC_SYSRQ_SERIAL
>
>  config DEBUG_KERNEL
>         bool "Kernel debugging"
> +       default EXPERT
>         help
>           Say Y here if you are developing drivers or trying to debug and
>           identify kernel problems.
> --
> 2.21.0
>


-- 
Kees Cook

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