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From: Kees Cook <>
To: Jonathan Corbet <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH] deprecated.rst: Include details on "no_hash_pointers"
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:05:26 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Linus decided a debug toggle for %p was tolerable, so update the
%p deprecation documentation.

Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
 Documentation/process/deprecated.rst | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst b/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
index 9d83b8db8874..8ced754a5a0f 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
@@ -164,7 +164,9 @@ Paraphrasing Linus's current `guidance <
   up to Linus's scrutiny, maybe you can use "%px", along with making sure
   you have sensible permissions.
-And finally, know that a toggle for "%p" hashing will `not be accepted <>`_.
+If you are debugging something where "%p" hashing is causing problems,
+you can temporarily boot with the debug flag "`no_hash_pointers
 Variable Length Arrays (VLAs)

             reply	other threads:[~2021-07-23 20:05 UTC|newest]

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2021-07-23 20:05 Kees Cook [this message]
2021-07-25 20:32 ` Jonathan Corbet

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