I see Linus arguing against specific features, but saying
I don't have anything against merging individual features that would make
it easier for you guys, but see above on what I consider to be primary
objectives: no obsolete hw features that mess up generic code, and fast
process linkage startup. Which is why I tend to like a static NX kind of
But any particular detail I'm more than happy to have argued for, for
that sounds to me like he doesn't agree with everything, but is very willing to look at individual features, some of which can be accepted, others of which may not be.
the fact that nobody has made the effort to break up the PaX changes and present each one on it's own merits does mean that they will definantly not go in as-is. if other people create patches (either completely independantly, or based on the concepts of PaX) they are going to be different, but since theya re trying to address the same problem it's very likely that they will end up being very close to the same