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From: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <>
To: Evan Rudford <>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <>,
Subject: Re: Is the Linux kernel underfunded? Lack of quality and security?
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:53:38 -0500
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 08:30:48PM +0100, Evan Rudford wrote:
> I believe that Spectre and Meltdown are kind of orthogonal to many
> other security threats.
> Yes, I fully agree that Spectre and Meltdown need to be addressed, but
> I still consider arbitrary buffer overflows in parsing libraries as
> more dangerous than "typical" Spectre/Meltdown threats.

You do realize that the kernel does very little parsing, and doesn't
use any parsing libraries, right?

In any cases, do you have a specific proposal you'd like to make?  Or
do you have something specific you'd be interested in doing, yourself,
to help make things better?

						- Ted

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-05  3:49 Evan Rudford
2020-01-05  8:15 ` Greg KH
2020-11-18 17:59   ` Evan Rudford
2020-11-18 18:13     ` Steven Rostedt
2020-11-18 19:30       ` Evan Rudford
2020-11-18 19:51         ` Steven Rostedt
2020-11-18 19:53         ` Theodore Y. Ts'o [this message]

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