How does Fedora clean its RAM..?
cmadams at hiwaay.net
Thu Nov 3 02:13:49 UTC 2011
Once upon a time, Joel Rees <joel.rees at gmail.com> said:
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 10:56 AM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at wolff.to> wrote:
> > Unprivileged users don't have access to the previous contents of ram allocated
> > to their processes.
> You're sure about that? What evidence do you offer? Can you point to
> auto-scrub code paths in all the library APIs for freeing memory?
Read the kernel source.
> > What is the threat model you are trying to guard against?
> Rather than merely imply that such threat models are beyond the scope
> of Fedora, wouldn't it be better to refer the OP to a wiki article on
> the subject, or to the dev list if there is no wiki article?
Go read a book on Unix.
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
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