From: Stephane Dudzinski (stephane at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Thu 11 Oct 2001 - 11:35:38 IST
Got f**** hurt once and killed a full box running reiserfs on redhat 7.1
by using 2.4.10 on an AMD. Will stick on 2.4.9 until the clouds are gone
and it shines again.
That was my weather forecast kernel wise.
On Thu, 2001-10-11 at 11:30, John P. Looney wrote:
> Ouch. Watch it, if you are using 2.4.11
> ----- Forwarded message from Linus Torvalds <torvalds at domain transmeta.com> -----
> From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at domain transmeta.com>
> To: Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel at domain vger.kernel.org>
> Delivered-To: john at domain dogbert.internal.antefacto.com
> Subject: Uhhuh.. 2.4.12
> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 01:04:49 -0700 (PDT)
> X-Mailing-List: linux-kernel at domain vger.kernel.org
> 2.4.11 had a fix for a symlink DoS attack, but sadly that fix broke the
> creation of files through a dangling symlink rather badly (it caused the
> inode to be created in the very same inode as the symlink, with unhappy
> end results).
> Happily nobody uses that particular horror - or _almost_ nobody does. It
> looks like at least the SuSE installer (yast2) does, which causes a nasty
> unkillable inode as /dev/mouse if you use yast2 on 2.4.11.
> ("debugfs -w rootdev" + "rm /dev/mouse" will remove it, although I suspect
> there are other less drastic methods too if your fsck doesn't seem to
> notice anything wrong with it. Only one report of this actually happening
> so far).
> So I made a 2.4.12, and renamed away the sorry excuse for a kernel that
> 2.4.11 was.
> - Greg KH: USB update (fix UHCI timeouts, serial unplug)
> - Christoph Rohland: shmem locking fixes
> - Al Viro: more mount cleanup
> - me: fix bad interaction with link_count handling
> - David Miller: Sparc updates, net cleanup
> - Tim Waugh: parport update
> - Jeff Garzik: net driver updates
> To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
> the body of a message to majordomo at domain vger.kernel.org
> More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
> Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
> ----- End forwarded message -----
> John Looney Chief Scientist
> a n t e f a c t o t: +353 1 8586004
> www.antefacto.com f: +353 1 8586014
> Irish Linux Users' Group: ilug at domain linux.ie
> http://www.linux.ie/mailman/listinfo/ilug for (un)subscription information.
> List maintainer: listmaster at domain linux.ie
-- __________________________________________ Stephane Dudzinski Systems Administrator a n t e f a c t o t: +353 1 8586009 www.antefacto.com f: +353 1 8586014
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6 : Thu 06 Feb 2003 - 13:12:42 GMT