[PATCH] no-execute -- please test

Albert Cahalan acahalan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 02:02:06 EST 2006

On 8/14/06, Michel Dänzer <michel at tungstengraphics.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-08-13 at 23:20 -0400, Albert Cahalan wrote:
> >
> > If you want heap protection, change VM_DATA_DEFAULT_FLAGS32
> > in include/asm-powerpc/page.h to be like VM_STACK_DEFAULT_FLAGS.
> > I'd love to hear if anybody can get X to start with this change.
> > For me (Xorg w/ ATI) a module load fails.
> Which versions of the X server and driver, and which module fails to
> load exactly how? As of X.Org 6.9, the X server no longer uses a custom
> module loader but just dlopen and friends.

xorg                    1:7.0.20
xserver-xorg            1:7.0.20
xserver-xorg-core       1:1.0.2-8
xserver-xorg-video-ati  1:

Debian's aptitude program didn't complain, and I didn't do anything
like holding back a package, so the version mismatch isn't my doing.

What calls does the old X server use to allocate the memory?
Knowing the mmap() and/or mprotect() args might help to let
the old server still work.

If dlopen() doesn't need to patch up the code, W^X could be
enforced on the new X server.

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