grsecurity R.I.P.

Sebastian Sumpf Sebastian.Sumpf at ...1...
Tue Dec 22 09:12:56 CET 2015

Hi Jyri,

On 12/21/2015 02:16 PM, Jyri Hovila [] wrote:
> Dear everyone,
> perhaps someone has already brought this up on the list, but I'll dig it a bit anyways.
> As I'm sure many of the people on the list are already aware, grsecurity has gone closed source with their stable branch.
> While grsecurity is far from dead, the fact that the stable version is now only available to paying customers does change the scene somewhat. It also reminds us that open source does not guarantee endless availability.
> Despite all the great innovations the grsecurity team has come up with, the "solution" of having to (individually) patch each and every new kernel version was never a real solution anyways.
> What I would personally love to see is Linux kernel running on/in Genode. I know it's very different from running a micro kernel, and I know it would require lots of work - but then again, the past situation with grsecurity (and other tweaks) required hell of a lot of work anyways.
> I'm actually working on a little thingy based on OpenBSD, and would be interested in leading a task force with the goal of making both BSD and Linux kernels run on Genode. If any similar minded individuals are listening in, please give me a shout!

I am not sure what you mean here. Genode can already execute Linux
within a virtual machine (Seoul or VirtualBox) or as a paravirtualized
version on top of the Fiasco.OC kernel. If this is not sufficient, what
is your approach?


Sebastian Sumpf
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