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SubjectRe: ReiserFS? How reliable is it? Is this the future?


Alan Cox wrote:

> > The bad (2.2 kernels)
> >
> > * Nothing I can think of
>
> Security exploit according to bugtraq, but Im pretty sure it wont take Chris
> Mason and friends long to fix that.
>

This is a reiserfs security issue, but only of theoretical nature (Even if
triggered, it won't harm you). But the reason for this bug is in NFS (v2, v3,
hopefully not also v4) readdir braindamage.

I think, in Reiser(FS)4, a more sophisticated (NFS-)work-around (horizontal
displacement instead of vertical displacement) is planned.

I can tell you more if you want.

Xuân.


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