Re: Driver-Core: devtmpfs - reset inode permissions beforeunlinking

From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
Date: Sat Jan 16 2010 - 22:37:30 EST

On Fri, 15 Jan 2010, Greg KH wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 12:26:41AM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > On Thu, 14 Jan 2010, Kay Sievers wrote:
> > > > That said, this does fix a possible security problem when a misconfigured
> > > > system is used, and the fix looks rather simple... ?Can it go to -stable
> > > > eventually, even if it is months in the future, after it gets some testing
> > > > in .34 ? ? Minor problems are still problems...
> > >
> > > Sure, we could do that. There is some stuff in the current .33 kernel,
> > > which could go into .32-stable too, if that's useful.
> >
> > I think it probably would be useful. I understand .32 is going to stay with
> > us for a long time, so it should get any fixes that have withstood the test
> > of time.
> >
> > It is very annoying to have subtly different kernel behaviour (from
> > mainline) in a long-term stable series...
> I've queued up this patch to go into the -stable trees. Any other
> specific one you can think of should also go?

I understand Kay has some patches that are -stable material. But note that
I'd be happy as long as they _eventually_ go to -stable (the patch in this
thread included), I have nothing against waiting the next mainline kernel
for it.

"One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
Henrique Holschuh
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