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Re: [PATCH] 2.2 kernel bug in utimes() and its results (m4 FTBFS, coreutils breakage, etc.)

viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk wrote:
>        1) Source of the bug: in 2.2 (and 2.4 prior to 2.4.19-rc2) sys_utimes()
> lacks a test on times==NULL branch.  It should have the same behaviour as
> sys_utime() - if we ask to set timestamps to present (second argument of
> syscall is NULL), caller must either have write permissions to file or
> be its owner.  In 2.2 the second part is missing.

I'll include your patch in my 2.2 tree.

But there probably won't be another 2.2 upload to unstable for Debian as
I'm trying to get it removed.

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