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Posted Feb 22, 2010 17:45 UTC (Mon) by vonbrand (guest, #4458)
In reply to: Release notes by spender
Parent article: Release notes

I fail to see any problem with the changelog entry. A range test was mistakenly omited, add it. Sure, this particular missing range check can have disastrous consecuences, just as there are probably a dozen others added the same way that are "can't happen"s or have little or no impact. The log entry describes what was wrong with the code, as it should.

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Posted Feb 22, 2010 19:33 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

I think Linus went a bit far here. He was actually *told* that it would
have disastrous consequences, and shown how: he should probably have
mentioned as much in the log message. This did seem to be played down
entirely too much for my liking. Release notes

Posted Feb 22, 2010 20:36 UTC (Mon) by bojan (subscriber, #14302) [Link]

On the funny side of things, the release reads like a plot of a Monty Python skit: a security problem was fixed after intensive scrutiny, but we don't know which one it was. Hilarious! :-)

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