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Re: Restricting rdtsc [was: kernel aslr]

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 06:47:11PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:30:52AM -0500, David Young wrote:
> > [...]
> > What do you mean by "legitimately" use rdtsc?  It seems to me that it
> > is legitimate for a user to use a high-resolution timer to profile some
> > code that's under development.  They may want to avoid running that code
> > with root privileges under most circumstances.
> > 
> Sure.
> At the very last a sysctl to remove the restriction is needed.

Just to expand on that, an interface to set the restriction on a
per-process (per-thread?) level would be handy.

Capabilities beckon! :-)


David Young    Urbana, IL    (217) 721-9981

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