Random numbers for ASLR
Posted May 15, 2009 11:55 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
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Linus wanted to speak about a small % instead of a big factor. Just from reading the article Ingo provided the answer: looking at the numbers in context we are talking about a 1% performance hit in fork(). If your system is completely CPU-bound and fork() takes half the CPU then your task will take 0.5% more to execute (seven extra minutes every day). I think it is quite acceptable for even a small increase in security.
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