Posted Jan 10, 2005 19:49 UTC (Mon) by jd
In reply to: For what it is worth...
Parent article: grsecurity 2.1.0 and kernel vulnerabilities
I hope that I'm not speculating too much, myself. The last thing I want to do is add to the general confusion, here. My personal opinion is that a bug is a bug is a bug, and needs to be fixed. Where that bug is a security hole, as is the case here, it needs to be fixed almost before any other concern, come hell or high water.
There is very little value in a system that does everything superbly, with absolutely the minimum possible latency, total stability, yadda yadda yadda, if the next day some idiot turns you finely-honed silicon masterpiece into a spammer zombie.
Yes, I think tempers may be running a little high, and that's probably not helping the situation. To me, there are only two issues at stake - how to get ALL of the fixes in place, ASAP, and how to ensure that future problems are addressed as fast as humanly possible.
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