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SubjectRe: secure computing for 2.6.7
Andrea Arcangeli <> said:


> note this isn't a build number (the features in 2.6.10 don't matter at
> all, the only thing it matters is that all security bugs up to 3503 are
> included).

Pray tell, how do you know if a random "compiler warning fix" isn't a plug
for an exploitable hole, and if a "security fix" really does fix a real
security problem that can be abused?

Truth is, you can never know. So, this degenerates into sequential patch
numbering, which is completely hopeless.
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