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Re: OpenBSD and FS-Support (compiling kernel without support..)
On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 12:24:10AM -0400, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> kernel modules let me:
> - not load things I don't need (union, ext2fs, several dozen other
> things) - to let me run a smaller kernel
bebefit close to zero.
> - load modules which might have GPL or other non-BSD licensed code
> (which a reiserfs modules would likely have).
which you don't want anyway.
> - load and unload modules while debugging, rather than
> code, compile a kernel, boot, hope it works, debug.
> RATHER: modload module, try new calls, hopefully modunload.
hope, yeah, hope.
-lets attackers insert code into kernel space in the worst case
-inserts ugly and dangerous function pointer lists
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