What is the function of kernel parameter 'randomize_va_space'?

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Issue

  • What is the use of 'randomize_va_space' ?
  • If the kernel parameter is changed from ' kernel.randomize_va_space = 1' to 'kernel.randomize_va_space = 0', will it have any impact on the server ?
  • Is there any impact to server if the ASLR feature is disabled?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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