Re: Maintaining kernel source in sarge
On Sun, 25 May 2003 15:11, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> 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.
It does not scale to all software in Debian. But most software does not need
much in the way of security auditing.
A small group of people could review all kernel patches that make it into the
official tree. Of course getting even a small group of people who have the
skill to do such work properly and the time to do it continually may not be
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