Is development dead?
The subject says it all, doesn't it? I'd like to use the FOLK patch on my workstation, but the latest release is for 2.4.10... What's happening?
Re: Kernel security
> I wonder why patches like openwall or
> grsecurity are not integrated into
> standard kernel. Don't bother with back
> compatibility! I'm using 2.4.16 +
> grsecurity patch on production server
> (Apache, Postfix, Cucipop, PostgreSQL,
> Squid) and I must admit it is very
> stable and more secure than 2.4.16
> kernel itself. Kernel deveopers, please
> - put those patches into kernel and good
> times for Linux will begin.
Well, I don't think enough of the code is "standard" enough, and some of the features are crudely implemented. Take a look at grsecurity's changelog, quite a lot of bugfixes. I think that if they are going to implement security patches like that, the code had to been cleaner, less intrusive, and more stable.