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Plus, manually test as needed (for /proc/pid/mem, should take less than an hour to write a program to test it still works).
A competent programmer working an entire day should be able to fix pretty much any bug; if not, the feature is most likely totally broken and can thus be disabled in that time.
I strongly doubt Linus Torvalds needed more than a day to fix the /proc/pid/mem issue for instance.
How long should security embargoes be?
Posted Feb 27, 2012 4:22 UTC (Mon) by dirtyepic (subscriber, #30178)
And even if all distros had access to clusters of machines of every security-supported arch, you'd have to get upstreams to give a shit about unrelated testsuite failures before they'd become of any use whatsoever. In my experience, it's been largely "Well it passes on my machine, sucks to be you". Some upstreams are better than others (libtool always impressed me, even going as far as to offer to add a workaround for a broken version of a in-house tool of ours), but most regard test failures that don't happen to them to be someone else's problem. This is understandable of course; I'd rather work on something more interesting too.
I'm not going to reply to the rest of your message since I can't seem to come up with a response that would be appropriate in public.
Posted Mar 1, 2012 12:42 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
A competent programmer working an entire day should be able to fix pretty much any bug
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