The linuxulator (the Linux emulation/translation layer in FreeBSD) has recently undergone a major overhaul. Many of FreeBSD's userbase relies on the linuxulator to provide things like the Adobe Flash Player browser plugin, linux browsers, and certain linux-centric tasks. The linuxulator provides a set of security challenges. It is yet another attack vector. The core HardenedBSD team would like to completely remove the linuxulator from HardenedBSD's codebase.
What would be removed:
- linuxulator and its dependents
- linprocfs (pending investigation, this might not be removed)
- packages that require the linuxulator
Should the linuxulator be removed?