Locking pages in core

Damien Miller djm at mindrot.org
Mon Nov 6 09:21:20 EST 2000

On Sun, 5 Nov 2000, Kevin Steves wrote:

> I think it's worthwhile to pursue this.  My first thought is some type
> of secmem library ala gpg.  I think OpenSSH is already careful about
> clearing buffers that have held sensitive data asap, but it would be
> better to place this data in non-swapable segments in the first place.
A secmem library would be the way to go, but it would best be done in
conjunction with the OpenSSL people - there is a fair bit of mallocing
and private data (random pools, etc) on their side of the fence. Perhaps
such a library would be best incorporated into OpenSSL.


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