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Bug#409435: linux-image-2.6.18-4-amd64: old version of libdevmapper1.02 installed == eat filesystem on pvmove

On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 03:25:35PM -0800, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> > (no kill -9), which cannot be a userspace problem unless you assume
> > libdevmapper opens /dev/mem and pokes into the kernel directly.
> Ok, that's fair, it's a kernel bug for allowing such a deadlock to occur;
> but it's also a userspace bug for doing something that deadlocks the kernel,
> and I don't think the kernel should bear the greater responsibility here.

Me neither, I think bugs should be fixed, I don't see how responsibility
figures in there :)

> > Right, but just for the sake of helping people who used the never released
> > and unsupported version of devmapper that likely many people using unstable
> > or testing still have installed and doesn't get upgraded it would make sense
> > to do that, won't you think?
> I think it's a fair request;

Thanks, thats actually all I am asking for :)

> it's just not release-critical, as you suggested in your bug severity.

I never suggested it was release-critical. reportbug suggested to use
critical because:

1 critical makes unrelated software on the system (or the whole system)
           break, or causes serious data loss, or introduces a security hole on
           systems where you install the package.

which is certainly true. if reportbug is mistaken, do you know a better
wording and do you think I should report this agains reportbug so it can
be fixed, if critical, in fact, means something else.

Thanks a lot!

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