cvs commit: src/sys/compat/linux linux_misc.c

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Sun Jun 25 12:27:50 UTC 2006

Quoting Robert Watson <rwatson at> (from Sun, 25 Jun 2006  
00:32:54 +0100 (BST)):

> This isn't just not a huge security flaw, it's not a security flaw at
> all. It is a reliability bug due to a mis-implemented API that results
> in a clean failure in the presence of a well-characterized case.  It
> doesn't appear to be exploitable to gain privilege, deny service
> rmeotely, etc.  If this is a critical stability fix, it should be
> treated as an errata patch candidate. In the future, please don't use
> the "Security" tag for this type of change. However, do feel free to
> e-mail re@ to talk about whether this is an errata patch candidate,
> keeping secteam@ in the loop, as they currently own the 6.1 branch.

I didn't know what to use instead to mark up an important fix to the  
people which own the branch. Do you think it is worth to add ... maybe  
"Errata candidate:" to the commit template to draw attention to  
something very early?


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