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Opened by David P. - 23/04/2018
Last edited by David P. - 23/04/2018

FS#707 - Make Knock patch for Linux-libre 4.14 LTS

The Knock patches for linux-libre maintained by you at https://git.hyperbola.info:50100/kernels/knock.git/ have support up to linux-libre 4.13 only (and I think it didn’t work for it when I tried it, compilation failed) but from all of those supported versions, the newest maintained generation by the upstream is 4.9.x

However, since newer kernel generations might require reprogramming the patch, I want to request it only for the latest LTS generation which is 4.14. As you know, LTS software are supported for a long time, so it’s worth to make it for linux-libre 4.14.x

This might not be really important for Hyperbola in the short term, but you are the maintainers of the TCP Stealth implementation for Linux-libre and I and maybe other people would like to use it in their projects for newer versions.

Plus, it would be great since while 4.9 kernels can use the GRSec+Knock combination like linux-libre-lts-unofficial-grsec-knock, with support for 4.14 anyone would be able to use a combination of newer patches such as Linux-hardened+Knock (Linux-hardened supports 4.14 and 4.15 as of now) which is what I’d like to do.
https://github.com/copperhead/linux-hardened/releases

winter commented on 28.04.2018 23:02

This would be nice if possible, but grsecurity won't make that easy now that they are gpl violators...

That being said, if it is possible to do so, I wish you the best on making such a patch/or anyone who feels like doing this...

Would be indeed lovely.

David P. commented on 29.04.2018 00:26

@winter I think you got it wrong. I mentioned the GRSec+Knock kernel, but Knock is completely independent of GRSec.

And if you got me right, then I don't know why is grsecurity important here.

winter commented on 05.06.2018 23:46

Interesting. I had no idea this was true. Nevermind then...

Thanks for the info.

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