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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] getsockopt() early argument sanity checking
    On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 08:38:34PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > On Sunday 20 August 2006 18:16, Solar Designer wrote:
    > > On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 10:34:43AM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > > > In general I don't think it makes sense to submit stuff for 2.4
    > > > that isn't in 2.6.
    > >
    > > In general I agree, however right now I had the choice between
    > > submitting these changes for 2.4 first and not submitting them at all
    > > (at least for some months more). I chose the former.
    > If there is really a length checking bug it shouldn't be that hard to fix it
    > in both.

    There were such length checking bugs being discovered and fixed in the
    past. In particular, many got fixed between 2.2.18 and 2.2.19; that was
    also when I added this hardening measure to -ow patches (starting with
    2.2.19-ow1 released 5 years ago).

    Of course, any known bugs should be fixed ASAP, but to me that is not a
    sufficient reason to not keep a hardening measure like this. It's just
    a matter of opinion.

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