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Date:   Fri, 22 Feb 2019 18:32:49 -0800
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     Alexei Starovoitov <>
Cc:     David Miller <>,
        Masami Hiramatsu <>,
        Steven Rostedt <>,
        Andy Lutomirski <>,
        Linux List Kernel Mailing <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        stable <>,
        Changbin Du <>,
        Jann Horn <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
        Andrew Lutomirski <>,
        Daniel Borkmann <>,
        Netdev <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2 v2] kprobe: Do not use uaccess functions to access
 kernel memory that can fault

On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 6:29 PM Alexei Starovoitov
<> wrote:
> imo this kernel release should finish as-is and in the next cycle we can
> change probe_kernel_read() to reject user address [..]

Absolutely. Nothing is going to change right now for 5.0, which is imminent.

It's really a "long-term we really need to fix this", where the only
question is how soon "long-term" is.


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