aliasing (or renaming) kern.geom.debugflags

Arnaud Lacombe lacombar at
Sat Oct 8 16:16:08 UTC 2011


On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 4:11 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at> wrote:
> In message <CACqU3MVgVUxe+Mtaf9wq6oz5=PZAq=Sx-ihyQh1GyjD3PXmjhQ at>
> , Arnaud Lacombe writes:
>>If you expose a setting, you cannot rely on a user not to use it even
>>if you told him not to. As long as this is exposed and usable, it will
>>be used, even more when it was documented.
> This is clearly marked as a debug tool, the only bug here, is that people
> tell users to abuse it in the documentation.
User do not care to understand the meaning of an option, you leave a
hole somewhere, it will be used. I'm not even speaking about security
issue here...

This should never have been present in a release kernel.

 - Arnaud

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