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SubjectRe: Two fixes for 2.4.19-pre5-ac3
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.

regards
john

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