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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] zlib double-free bug
    On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 12:14:33PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > Followup to: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0203200943230.3615-100000@xanadu.home>
    > By author: Nicolas Pitre <nico@cam.org>
    > In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    > >
    > > On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Helge Hafting wrote:
    > >
    > > > Nicolas Pitre wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > > Removable media?
    > > > >
    > > > > Most if not all removable media are not ment to be used with JFFS2.
    > > >
    > > > Nothing is _meant_ to be exploited either. Someone could
    > > > create a cdrom with jffs2 (linux don't demand that cd's use iso9660)
    > >
    > > But JFFS2 demands to be used with AN MTD device, not a block device. And
    > > most MTD device, if not all of them, on which JFFS2 is used aren't
    > > removable.
    >
    > Isn't this whole discussion a bit silly? If I'm not mistaken, we're
    > talking about a one-line known fix here...

    It's getting there. The 'issue' is that the best way to fix it (maybe
    2.4.20-pre1 even) is to backport the 2.5 zlib which doesn't have this
    problem and removes most of the copies of zlib from the kernel. If it's
    not really a problem now, why fix it? (Tho it should be a safe fix now
    that Paul has produced a patch which doesn't suffer from random oopses
    or other problems).

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    Tom Rini (TR1265)
    http://gate.crashing.org/~trini/
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