[lkml]   [2001]   [Nov]   [22]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.15-pre9

    On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > Quite frankly, right now I'm in "handle only bugs that can crash the
    > system mode". Anything that takes 497 days to see is fairly low on my
    > priority list. My highest priority, in fact, is to get 2.4.15 out without
    > any embarrassment.

    a) /proc/interrupts has buffer overflows.
    b) I have a patch that should fix them (conversion to seq_file,
    done for all architectures)
    c) while completely straightforward, it's large (every subarchitecture
    of m68k and mips seems to have its own get_irq_list()) and may contain typos
    in architectures I've no access to.
    d) holes had been there for quite a while and it's either
    "cat /proc/interrupts always causes memory corruption" or "everything OK"

    I'm not quite sure where it is - if we were in -pre<small> I'd definitely
    say that it's worth merging, so that trivial typos could be caught before
    the release; the hole obviously deserves fixing. OTOH, merging that in -final
    means that we are risking "2.4.15 doesn't compile on <architecture>"...


    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:13    [W:0.041 / U:2.088 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site