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Kernel.org's road to recovery

Kernel.org's road to recovery

Posted Oct 13, 2011 8:14 UTC (Thu) by Klavs (guest, #10563)
In reply to: Kernel.org's road to recovery by vonbrand
Parent article: Kernel.org's road to recovery

I'm sorry - but all that this discussion seems to be about, is that PaxTeam (and others) would like to developers to write in changelogs, if they know the bug fixed, to have a security impact. That's all.

Currently, they - by their own admission - choose not to reveal such knowledge in changelogs (which could defintely be called a "lie of omission").

I don't think anyone disagrees with the fact, that even if such knowledge was in the changelog, many bugfixes, would not be known by the dev(s) to be security fixes as well - and as such, one will never be able to simple grep for a "Security fix" or similar in changelogs to know when to upgrade to stay secure - such is the world of computers today :)


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Kernel.org's road to recovery

Posted Oct 13, 2011 8:20 UTC (Thu) by jrn (subscriber, #64214) [Link]

> Currently, they - by their own admission - choose not to reveal such knowledge in changelogs

Again, be careful who "they" is. Linus has said he chooses to avoid easily greppable phrases, yes.


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