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Kernel vulnerabilities: old or new?

Kernel vulnerabilities: old or new?

Posted Oct 20, 2010 8:36 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Kernel vulnerabilities: old or new? by martinfick
Parent article: Kernel vulnerabilities: old or new?

Quite so. You'd get the same results if there was one very numerous class of security holes that almost always took at least ten years to track down, and other less numerous classes that were normally found faster. The same results, but the rate of hole introduction would be going *up* since 2.6.12 because the rate of kernel growth shot up since the introduction of git: we just haven't found any of those bugs yet.

(for the record this is a rather unlikely scenario -- 'digital kuru' if you will -- but it is a valid interpretation of the data, I think.)


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