Bug 163735 - No /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield-randomize in 2.6.12-1.1387_FC4
No /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield-randomize in 2.6.12-1.1387_FC4
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-07-20 14:37 EDT by Ian Lance Taylor
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-28 02:47:22 EDT
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Description Ian Lance Taylor 2005-07-20 14:37:23 EDT
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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.

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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

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ian Lance Taylor 2005-07-20 14:45:29 EDT
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
/etc/sysctl.conf file.

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.)
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-07-28 02:47:22 EDT
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.

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