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Kernel security problems: a response

Kernel security problems: a response

Posted Jul 17, 2008 23:01 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Kernel security problems: a response by zooko
Parent article: Kernel security problems: a response

The point of -stable is that the patches are so small that the users can 
generally decide for themselves. In larger -stables, you can follow 
the 'look at the drivers in use and upgrade if some of them are things you 
use and the bugfix looks significant' approach: for smaller ones (like 
security releases), you can often get away with simply reading the patch 
itself, even if (like me) you're not a kernel hacker.

(Of course this doesn't work if you can't read a little C...)


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