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2.6.31 merge window, week 2

2.6.31 merge window, week 2

Posted Jun 25, 2009 16:23 UTC (Thu) by elanthis (guest, #6227)
In reply to: 2.6.31 merge window, week 2 by nix
Parent article: 2.6.31 merge window, week 2

Yes, but that was experimental code, not meant to be used by the general populace just yet and hence not enabled by default in kernel builds. The whole radeon-CP, TTM, DRI2, KMS stuff is all brand new, after all. Some distros have been enabling it by default, granted, but that's their security failing. :)

Note that the new checker is about video memory, not general process memory, so the security implications are a bit limited (although still serious enough to warrant fixing on multi-user systems, of course).


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2.6.31 merge window, week 2

Posted Jun 25, 2009 19:07 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Ah, good, it's not as bad as the mach64 DRI, which was never merged
anywhere because it allowed the video card to be instructed to DMA over
*anything*.


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