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SubjectRe: Two fixes for 2.4.19-pre5-ac3
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John Levon <movement@marcelothewonderpenguin.com> writes:

> On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 08:49:17PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > Removing it in the -ac tree is a good way to stimulate discussion
>
> OK
>
> > fixing the code that relies on it (except for the 99% of code relying on it
> > which is cracker authored trojans)
>
> No doubt, but it's not much harder to look at nm vmlinux or System.map,
> so I don't see the security angle...
>
> I'd be happy to bear the brunt of users moaning at me because they now
> have to apply a kernel patch (and I have to maintain it ...), iff there
> was some strongly technical reason the code has to change.

Deep technical reason there are architectures where patching the
system call table does not work.

Eric
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