We were able to shave 400 milliseconds off the shutdown time by
slightly trimming the WAV file shutdown music.
-- John Curran
; boot time is no longer the battleground.
Tools Are Not Deities To Be Appeased. Subject saying in effect
"$TOOL is upset!!!" is bloody useless.
-- Al Viro
From the few reports I have heard that the actual bug is not in the
linux kernel code but rather it sounds like a denial of service attack
against the implementation of http://uscode.house.gov/. With the
attackers being able to inject a few bogus values, and cause lots of
Now in the linux kernel we work around lots of bugs from lots of
different sources, and this may be a place to work around someone
else's bug. This does not appear to be a context where anyone is
concerned about a 0 day exploit, so we don't need to rush. Further
the functionality has been the same in the same in all places for a
long time, and all of the pieces are at least in theory open to public
review. So this should be a reasonable context for a public discussion.
The only reason I can see for not ultimately talking about things publicly
is if this is one company making shady deals with another company in which
case I do not see why the maintenance burden for those decision should
fall on the linux community as a whole.
-- Eric Biederman
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