How does Fedora clean its RAM..?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Wed Nov 2 01:56:43 UTC 2011


On Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 18:34:15 -0700,
  Linda McLeod <lindavaldeen at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> How does Fedora clean its RAM..?  
> 
> Does the system dump what's on unused RAM?..  Does it wait till
> reboot..?
> How does it work..?
> 
> How can the system be bumped-up to the next evolution of
> RAM-processing..?
> 
> Is there, or can there be, a continuous wiping-cleaner that instantly
> cleans RAM the moment its thht-data is dated..?

Unprivileged users don't have access to the previous contents of ram allocated
to their processes. What is the threat model you are trying to guard against?


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