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An ancient kernel hole is closed

An ancient kernel hole is closed

Posted Sep 3, 2010 0:20 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: An ancient kernel hole is closed by spender
Parent article: An ancient kernel hole is closed

You would also have known about the additional hacks Linus added specifically to account for an incompatibility with an LVM app
Well, the LVM app was doing something sufficiently bizarre that if you'd asked me beforehand, I'd have said of course nobody would do anything like that. (I mean, parsing /proc/self/maps and mlock()ing everything you see? Why not mlockall()? Why would it fail for the guard page yet not for the vdso or vsyscall pages? Well, now we know.)

So, Linus didn't test every single app in the entire world before releasing a security fix. He didn't even test every ramification of every app on his machine. That's simply terrible. He should be publically whipped.

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