New 5.3p5; broken security advisory listing
kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Thu Jan 20 05:18:58 UTC 2005
On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 11:11:09PM -0600, Alan Amesbury wrote:
> Recently I noticed in RELENG_5_3 that FreeBSD-5.3-RELEASE-p5 now
> exists. The entry in /usr/src/UPDATING says
> 20050114: p5 FreeBSD-EN-05:03.ipi
> Avoid more than two pending IPI interrupt vectors per local
> APIC as this may cause deadlocks.
> This sounds serious enough to warrant an entry in the 5.3 errata list,
> but the one at
That is the errata that existed at the time 5.3 was released. We
didn't know about this problem at that time.
> shows nothing relating to this. I realize y'all have real lives, too,
> but it seemed unusual to me that a patch would find its way into the
> production branch without any indication in the usual spots (other than
> the aforementioned UPDATING, and obvious changes in the source tree).
> So, I'm NOT complaining, just somewhat puzzled.
When an Errata Notice is created we send mail to the freebsd-announce
mailing list. That's the "usual spot".
> Since I'm not sure of the scope of this problem, I also checked
> FreeBSD's security advisories to see if there was something there, and
> happened to run into another problem. In
> is a link to
> labelled "FTP CERT repository
> <ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/index.html>". Following this
> link returns a "550 Failed to change directory" error. I think this is
> because /pub/FreeBSD/FreeBSD-current/www/data/gifs doesn't actually
> exist on freebsd.isc.org.
> Anyway, figured y'all might want to know about this (if you didn't already).
Both security advisories and errata notices are announced on the
freebsd-announce mailing list. We also post both of them on the
main Web page. They're listed on the right side of http://www.freebsd.org
towards the bottom-right side of the page.
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