Debian Bug report logs - #190732
hurd: non-priviledged user may crash filesystem

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Package: hurd; Maintainer for hurd is GNU Hurd Maintainers <debian-hurd@lists.debian.org>; Source for hurd is src:hurd.

Reported by: Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>

Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 12:18:01 UTC

Severity: critical

Tags: fixed-upstream, patch

Found in version 20021118-2

Done: Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Debian Bug #190732 can be safely closed.  The patch you're talking about 
is in http://sv.gnu.org/patch/?func=detailitem&item_id=1839 too.

Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> What bug did this patch fix exactly?  Do you have any test cases for
> this?

Many small bugs are fixed.  Most of the sentences in the changelog entry 
are separate fixes that are not related to the other changelog entries. 
 If it's needed, I can make more detailed explanation about each sentence.

> And for the future, please please please refrain from obfuscuating the
> patch with cosmetic changes (like removing redundat variables and what
> not).  It makes it so much harder to read and follow.

My observation is that such cosmetic changes (like changing comments and 
memset/memcpy) are rejected by Hurd core developers when they are alone, 
so the only way to commit them is to merge them with more essential patch.

Regards,
ogi




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