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    SubjectRe: tarball/patch signature files
    On Sun, 23 Oct 2011 13:37:27 +0200, Greg KH said:
    > If you are really worried about decompressor bugs, then run them in a
    > virtual machine/chroot :)

    Of more concern than bugs are errors during download. Yes, TCP has a checksum,
    which is a CRC that quite frankly sucks when we're talking the amount of data
    that moves. So there's a non-zero chance you'll get bad data
    downloaded. And you really want to do a more effective data check (MD5 or SHA
    sum, or a PGP signature) *before* you decompress, in case the corrupted data
    causes a spew of gigabytes of trash and fills your filesystem.

    [unhandled content-type:application/pgp-signature]
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