> What is wrong here? The commit message cites a bug report saying that
> the kernel might have a buffer overflow.
you just said it yourself ;). 'buffer overflow' is *the* very common and usual term to
describe this kind of bug, not 'copying overly-long strings'. mind you, it's even shorter to
type and would immediately match everyone's mental filters for security related commits (it
happened to match my 'look for funny looking commits' filter only, and i've grown one only
because i realized there was a need regarding kernel commits. pretty sad.). so, why was it
omitted/rephrased in an unusual way (a simple google fight shows that 'buffer overflow' has
over a million hits, whereas the other phrase gives a few thousand), especially since the
original bugreport said so already?