Posted Dec 3, 2012 21:59 UTC (Mon) by proski
Parent article: One more 3.7 prepatch
I share the guilt for the rc8 existence, as I was slow to report the issue with iterate_fd(). The bug manifested itself as Mozilla Firefox getting very slow on Facebook if Flash plugin is enabled and SELinux is active. The result of "git bisect" was quite surprising!
git is one of the best tools that appeared in the recent years. I know next to nothing about the deep internals of the kernel where iterate_fd() was introduced. SELinux wasn't disabled because I didn't really care about that system. I'm definitely not interested in debugging issues in proprietary plugins. Yet git allowed me to find the kernel bug and contribute to fixing it.
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