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SubjectRe: Driver-Core: devtmpfs - reset inode permissions before unlinking
On Thu, 14 Jan 2010, Kay Sievers wrote:
> > That said, this does fix a possible security problem when a misconfigured
> > system is used, and the fix looks rather simple...  Can it go to -stable
> > eventually, even if it is months in the future, after it gets some testing
> > in .34 ?   Minor problems are still problems...
>
> Sure, we could do that. There is some stuff in the current .33 kernel,
> which could go into .32-stable too, if that's useful.

I think it probably would be useful. I understand .32 is going to stay with
us for a long time, so it should get any fixes that have withstood the test
of time.

It is very annoying to have subtly different kernel behaviour (from
mainline) in a long-term stable series...

--
"One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
Henrique Holschuh
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