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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.15-pre9
On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 02:34:46PM -0500, Alexander Viro wrote:
> 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>"...

If I understand things right, at least a few arches (PPC, MIPS, m68k,
others) needs to implement show_trace_task anyhow, so we're already at
2.4.15 doesn't compile on <architecture>. I'd vote for a quick typo
check and submit. :)

Tom Rini (TR1265)
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