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Re: Maintaining kernel source in sarge

On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 06:21:00AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 06:32:26PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > It's not noise at all when it's something that we and others (desperately!)
> > want to know about.
> Then read through the prepatch diffs, everything adding checks to
> ioctl methods or similar is likely one them.  

This approach does not scale.  I cannot personally review the diffs for
every upstream release of all the software in Debian, nor can any other
individual or even a small group.

For the most part, this is not necessary, because upstream announces
security problems.

 - mdz

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