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Self interest

Self interest

Posted Jul 21, 2008 12:01 UTC (Mon) by man_ls (guest, #15091)
In reply to: Self interest by PaXTeam
Parent article: Handling kernel security problems

Actually, in hindsight we (nix and others) were mostly right in our assumptions: kernel devs are not actively hiding security issues, but they are not actively researching them either, and they are not very good at that kind of research. The "kernel security policy" you waived in our collective faces is no such kernel security policy, but a policy for a certain mailing list. And so on.

Unsurprisingly you did not learn anything from the discussion and had to go to lkml, where you were told essentially the same thing. Now our grumpy editor has dedicated a full article to the same issues from where (unsurprisingly) you came out as unenlighted as before.

As to "questioning the messengers" it is always a healthy exercise and it would not be wise to stop doing it. If you are not up to such questioning then maybe your case is not that clear. I will not go into your accussations of ad hominem since they are completely unfounded.


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