Re: Ubuntu dpkg 188.8.131.52ubuntu2
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 05:30:33AM +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> You might also want to cherry-pick these, which fix some minor security
> related bugs, althought the Debian security team didn't consider them
> worth a DSA (some are really corner cases):
> And the database dir sync patches (there are some missing patches from
> the series, but they should not be needed for the final one, although
> I've not actually checked the convination, only split them so that
> they could be ignored):
Thanks, I'll have a look. I'm worried about the syncing changes though;
apparently they're *really* *really* pessimal on some systems, e.g. ext4
with data=ordered (which considers rename() as a barrier itself so the
fsync() isn't necessary in that configuration). Scott James Remnant
reported that it took over an hour to unpack a linux-headers-* package!
I don't know what the right answer is here. On the one hand, not
fsyncing kills reliability on some systems; on the other hand, fsyncing
kills performance on other systems.
> Or you could just wait for 184.108.40.206 (or 1.15.7) to get into unstable,
> although Raphaël tells me you guys have already frozen dpkg? :/
We have - I wouldn't be inclined to merge at this point.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]