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Dividing the Linux desktop
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Little things that matter in language design
4) Security. Not exporting symbols that are not needed by drivers makes writing rootkits and a
like a lot harder?
Tightening symbol exports
Posted Nov 30, 2007 23:01 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
But it doesn't. If something hostile is running as root you're dead. If it
can get access to the symbol table from somewhere, it *really* doesn't
matter if the symbol is exported or not.
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