RTL8153B support for 4.9 kernel

If you buy a recent USB to Ethernet adapter, embedding a Realtek chip, you possibly face, like me, the following error, when connecting it:

r8152 4-1.1:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unknown version 0x6010
r8152 4-1.1:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unknown Device
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Support for the user namespace in grsecurity kernel

Grsecurity has completely disabled, on purpose, the user namespace code for the kernel.

As the goal of this namespace is to gain (virtualy) root privilegies inside a namespace (in theory, it shouldn’t give more priviledgies than the one you initialy have outside of your namespace), there are some interesting use cases, or, in my case I need to perform some demo in front of my students.

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Linux Kernel Configurations

My favorite distribution is Gentoo, for 7 years now. It allows me to have all the flexibility I need (the perfect world between stability with only legacy packages or recent ones on a constantly broken system; as in Gentoo, you always have choice) and it teaches me so many things each day.

As I’m used to control everything, here is a list of kernels' configurations I use currently.

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