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misc/51612: Minor adjustments to the paxctl(8) man page
>Synopsis: Minor adjustments to the paxctl(8) man page
>Arrival-Date: Tue Nov 08 03:05:00 +0000 2016
>Originator: David H. Gutteridge
The changes are self-evident from the diff, but just in case there
are any questions, here's what's what.
* The Bugs section referred solely to PaX Segvguard, but there are
other flags available now, so I generalized the statement.
* I've added that any flags stored as ELF notes don't survive the
binary being updated. This is probably obvious to many, but I think
it bears being explicitly mentioned.
+++ paxctl.8 2016-11-07 21:54:07.642529519 -0500
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@
.\" (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF
.\" THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
-.Dd September 17, 2009
+.Dd November 7, 2016
.Dt PAXCTL 8
@@ -110,8 +110,9 @@
utility currently uses
.Xr elf 5
-sections to mark executables as PaX Segvguard enabled.
+sections to mark executables as having PaX flags enabled.
This will be done using
.Xr fileassoc 9
in the future so that we can control who does the marking and
-not altering the binary file signature.
+not altering the binary file signature. (Note this also means that
+at present any flags set do not survive binary file upgrades.)
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