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Old 10-01-2011, 09:45 AM
Jonathan Nieder
 
Default A few linux-2.6 bugs, September edition

Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-09-30 at 21:31 -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

>> # Bug: http://bugs.debian.org/643817
>> # Submitter: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
>> # Summary: [squeeze, sid] NULL pointer dereference in the new IPv6
>> # fragment ID generator
>> # Reference: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1196272/focus=1196503
>> # Regression: yes
>> # Comment: will presumably revert CVE-2011-2699 fix for now
>> #
>> tags 643817 + upstream
>
> Not sure this is correct, as 3.1 has a very different fix for
> CVE-2011-2699 that doesn't suffer this problem.

Thanks, sloppy of me. I still haven't looked at it closely but I
don't suspect experimental is affected. (I assumed ef81bb40 was a
straightforward backport of 87c48fa3 without checking.)

[...]
>> # "Alteon grants you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive,
>> # perpetual license to use, execute and compile the Software solely
>> # for the purpose of
[...]
> This means, presumably, the "SOFTWARE DRIVER DEVELOPMENT CODE,
> INCLUDING ANY SAMPLE FIRMWARE ..." But does it also apply to copying
> the firmware alone?
[...]
> Do we have an original copy with those notices?

Will investigate and follow up at Bug#643952.

>> # Bug: http://bugs.debian.org/524876
>> # Submitter: Dave Alitz <satabug@powersys.com>
>> # Summary: [lenny, (later versions?)] sata_mv: timeouts/hard resets on
>> # 4-port 5041, fixed by replacing disks
[...]
> Given that (1) the submitter was using software RAID (2) there was a
> regression in the driver between etch and lenny, it seems unlikely (but
> not impossible) that this was actually a defect in the drives or an
> incompatibility between the controller and drives.
>
> However, I don't see what we can do with this bug report.

Yep. Closed.

[...]
>> # Bug: http://bugs.debian.org/533620
>> # Summary: [lenny] (unreproducible?) BUG at fs/ocfs2/dlm/dlmmaster.c:671!
[...]
>> # Bug: http://bugs.debian.org/534545
>> # Summary: [lenny] BUG at fs/ocfs2/dlmglue.c:678 and hang
[...]
> Also quite possibly OpenVZ brain-damage.

Oh, that makes sense. Now I remember why I ignored these before.

[...]
>> # Bug: http://bugs.debian.org/558258
>> # Summary: BUG in isolate_lru_pages at mm/vmscan.c:725!
[...]
> My inclination is to blame vmmemctl (VMware balloon driver).

Also makes sense. First let's see if it even happens any more
(tagging as moreinfo).


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