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Re: Will 2.4.20 Source be patched for the latest kernel vulnerability?

on Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 04:40:12PM +0000, Dale Amon (amon@vnl.com) wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 06:46:51AM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:

> > Having a team that shares experience and combines talents in
> > patching a kernel and tuning it to secure configurations is a
> > preferable approach.  While you _might_ do well on your own, the
> > typical admin doesn't have these skills.  The group security profile
> > is likely better on a group-configured kernel.  Mind you might
> > compile on your own, but you're at least starting from a better
> > base.
> You make it sound like it was difficult ;-)
> Seriously, building and patching your own kernels is rather easy
> except on the bleeding edge experimental kernels.


I've rolled my own in the past.

OTOH, I've been wrestling with a build error for 2.4.23 for the past
couple of days of intermittent, half-hearted efforts, for an undefined
reference in drivers/char/drm/drm.o.

This stuff is great when it works.  When it doesn't, I learn an
appreciation for Herber Xu's majick.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
    So it is down to you, and it is down to me. If you wish her dead, by
    all means, keep moving forward.
    - Princess Bride

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