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Re: tcpdump: drop privileges by default?

On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 09:06:14PM -0400, Elad Efrat wrote:
> Performance is something we can let people "give up on" (even more so
> once we have numbers) -- what stability issues are you referring to
> though? (what I mention above?)

The performance issues for systems with virtual caches are severe.  But
do we even support ASLR on any systems like that?  I am less concerned
about register pressure on x86 but we should measure -- this is a generic
PIC/PIE issue, not anything specific to ASLR.

Thor Lancelot Simon                               
    "Even experienced UNIX users occasionally enter rm *.* at the UNIX
     prompt only to realize too late that they have removed the wrong
     segment of the directory structure." - Microsoft WSS whitepaper

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