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    Phoronix: Microsoft Engineer Proposes "TRAMPFD" For Improving Linux Security

    A Microsoft engineer is proposing the Trampoline File Descriptor "TRAMPFD"as a new kernel API for securely dealing with trampoline code on systems. There are concerns already over the potential performance implications but there does seem to be some interest in this approach...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-TRAMPFD-Linux

  • #2
    Is this Microsoft slowing Linux down so it eventually gets as slow as Windows?

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    • #3
      Minor mistake: (missing space)

      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      A Microsoft engineer is proposing the Trampoline File Descriptor "TRAMPFD"as a new kernel API for securely dealing with trampoline code on systems.

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      • #4
        What's the use of trampoline code anyway?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
          Is this Microsoft slowing Linux down so it eventually gets as slow as Windows?
          My first thought: sounds really slow! If the kernel at least mapped it execute only (if available, otherwise execute/read) then it would be (potentially) orders of magnitude faster. As long as it's not writable, there wouldn't be as big of a security hole.

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          • #6
            Don't know about you but I break out in a cold sweat every time I see security and Microsoft in the same sentence... 😅

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mez' View Post
              Don't know about you but I break out in a cold sweat every time I see security and Microsoft in the same sentence... 😅
              (Windows needs to restart to install an important update)

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              • #8
                He should have spelled it "TRUMPFD" for extra troll points...

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                • #9
                  Ludacris is still working on the YOUSAHOFD submission.

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                  • #10

                    Originally [email protected] was going to submit it as:

                    Intelligent Trampoline All Testcases Repaired and Protected (I.T.A.T.R.A.P.) ... but marketing changed the name

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