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toralf
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject: hardened kenrel module sizes changes every time Reply with quote

when I compare the output of lsmod of 2 subsequent kernel versions:
Code:
sudo lsmod | sort > lsmod-`uname -r`
, then (in the past) for vanilla kernels I got just few lines, which do differ. For a hardened kernel nowadays however nearly all module file sizes are different. /me wonders why
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first guess would be "wasted" memory due to the use of randstruct and similar features.
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