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    Phoronix: Linux MINCORE System Call Changed To Avoid Information Leaks

    While Linus Torvalds tends to be very strict about accepting kernel changes that have the potential of breaking user-space, he himself authored a patch today to change the mincore() system call to enhance the security...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...MINCORE-Change

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    Indeed, it was a side channel:

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-ha...ows-and-linux/

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