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SubjectRe: "Exception at ..." with 2.1.9 and 2.1.10 kernels

In article <> Richard Henderson <> writes:

Anyway, the message that pops up is for debugging the mechanism that
was put in place for this wonderful new feature. And since it is also
useful as a clue that userland software needs to be fixed, it may very
well stay around for a while.

Unfortunately, since each exception results in printing to the
console, it's potentially a way for an attacker to hose the machine
and/or fill up /var (in a fairly mild denial of service attack).
Robert Krawitz <>

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