Subject: Re: LKMs
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Jaromír Dolecek <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/25/2000 18:03:45
Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> However, I'd prefer to still be able to compile a monolitic kernel;

Sure. This is one of basic requirements. I for one never use LKMs
on production servers, mostly because I want to avoid possible
kernel/LKM version skew.

> LKM are problematic from a security POV.


Once the LKM linker would be in kernel, it would be possible to
make LKMs a bit safer, in that kernel would only allow to load LKMs
it was previously told are safe (on boot, probably).

Jaromir Dolecek <>
@@@@  Wanna a real operating system ? Go and get NetBSD, damn!  @@@@