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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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