no you didn't. PaX doesn't protect you against all kernel bugs, only a few specific classes of them. not sure how all this is relevant here though as i wasn't talking about it at all, not to mention that the purpose of PaX is to protect against remote attacks, not local ones.
> The sandbox will reduce the exposed surface in a couple of ways
is it trivially circumventible or not by the assumed attacker? the answer to this question will tell you how useful it is, that's all i wanted to point out. as for lacking perspective, you are free to make your most trusted personal box available to the entire internet and see how fast it gets compromised and your precious secrets leaked. not so keen on doing it? then why are you suggesting guillable users the same?