Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163735
No /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield-randomize in 2.6.12-1.1387_FC4
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
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Description of problem:
I running FC4 with kernel-2.6.12-1.1387_FC4. There is no /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield-randomize file. Was the randomize feature removed from FC4? I couldn't find anything in the release notes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ls -l /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield-randomize
Actual Results: ls: /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield-randomize: No such file or directory
Expected Results: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Jul 20 11:37 /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield-randomize
I found out that the file name has apparently been changed to
/proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space. So I guess this is just a release notes
issue. It needs to be in the release notes so that people can update their
Sorry for the noise.
(I tried to change the priority to low, but bugzilla said that only the
submitter could change that field, even though I am the submitter, and I am
logged in. Odd.)
this functionality got implemented upsream, so the old name became obsolete.
Sadly, not all changes like this get noticed in time for the release notes.