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    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.

    Umm...
    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>"...

    Comments?

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