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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 19:15:45 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Linux 2.4.28-ow1 is out


On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 12:33:24PM +0300, Ilya Andreiv wrote:
> And what about CAN-2004-1137 & CAN-2004-1016?

[ These are the IGMP and the SCM bugs, respectively. ]

> Is updated -ow patch will be coming or we should wait 2.4.29 kernel?

Honestly, I don't know whether it will be a 2.4.28-ow2 or 2.4.29-ow1.
That depends on how quick Marcelo is with putting out a 2.4.29 and on
whether other nasty bugs will be made public during that time.

I don't view these two bugs as terribly bad, requiring that I postpone
other work I had planned (including on some Owl bugs) and work on an
update immediately.  "The IGMP" does not affect most builds.  And "the
SCM" is just yet another local DoS.  (And there're other kernel bugs
which you did not ask about.)

These do need to get fixed indeed, but my time is too limited to spend
it without prioritizing things like I do now...

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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