[Dev] Drop linux-libre-grsec in favor of linux-libre-hardened

Megver83 megver83 at openmailbox.org
Thu May 18 14:28:00 GMT 2017

The main difference is that grsecurity it is no longer free to the
public -->
You can read --> https://grsecurity.net/passing_the_baton_faq.php
"4.9 was specifically chosen as the last public release"
And that's the version of linux-libre-grsec which was wrongly marked
out-of-date, because we do not support this kind of software.

In the other hand, linux-hardened afaik it uses patches form the Gentoo
Hardened project and others from here -->
https://github.com/thestinger/linux-hardened which are free software.

Andreas Grapentin:
> what are the significant differences between grsec and hardened?
> if there are none, or they are negligible, I approve of this, assuming
> we come up with a good upgrade strategy for those who use grsec.
> -A
> On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 01:26:00PM +0000, Megver83 wrote:
>> Hi, as most of us may know, Arch Linux removed linux-grsec from their
>> repositories. Now they have a linux-hardened kernel in their [community]
>> repository, so I was thinking on why not having a linux-libre-hardened
>> kernel that replaces the grsec one.
>> We can have both kernels too, but as Parabola Social Contract[0]
>> specifies that "We will respect the design philosophies of the systems
>> ours are based on", which also has to do with packages, ideally we
>> should be as Arch-like as possible.
>> The other option is to move linux-libre-grsec to [kernels] or [pcr], as
>> those repositories have packages not found in Arch's official ones.
>> [0] https://wiki.parabola.nu/Parabola_Social_Contract
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