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SubjectRe: kernel.org tarball/patch signature files
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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 kernel.org 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.

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