* Marius Bendiksen <mben...@eunet.no> [000709 16:54] wrote:
Why did it exist from FreeBSD-WhoKnowsWhen until 1999? I'd like to use X
As I recall, this had something to do with shrinking the kernel for
PicoBSD, amongst other things.
why NO_LKM is bad but couldn't find anything. Could you help me find a
discussion on it or tell me why disabling kernel modules is *not*
security? Assuming I'd notice a reboot and would consequently whup some
butt if someone did.
Thing is; disabling kernel modules will avail you little, as an
illegitimate user can still use the memory devices to access physical
memory, and thus binary patch a live kernel. This is hard, but it can, and
has been done. Eivind mentioned one particular case with a person who
binary-patched the kernel of an old Unix to bypass the 14 character file
name length limitation without severing the uptime.
I owe that person a beer.
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