xfs
[Top] [All Lists]

Re: Safe to use XFS in production in Linux 3.2.9?

To: Sean Thomas Caron <scaron@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Safe to use XFS in production in Linux 3.2.9?
From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 11:50:18 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Dkim-signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=gmail.com; s=20120113; h=mime-version:in-reply-to:references:from:date:message-id:subject:to :cc:content-type; bh=Nxb7CJg4mbNTZCJflQ+83cDiLp0HKZxj2UITFBDYoL4=; b=rK5hv06PaDP9zwhUIgXnDua+mKG0g3AB8FGq+PNwY+RZan5rFvtHV5KFfq6NkmdOZZ 7NYuX56ddSVrs33OdhsN7omVLuX7u30rx5ta1hi8sCR57Rmfz+vPJo+jRz8JTwOTpnIE 6pAw9BSOppaTtLUQh+xpxTjnvk05K0mMwBZ1MPOSn1Uwf4j5hKhs04jj08W3gyZDu4Gl Xutd9v7c3fHXxnDCJkUbFxBb/Sbum9Ch0pn9M+O4AI3qPzLlXFeEQWtl4s0bkUoMs1yG FcCDZ1NxQO/K+D9oPI0h1BiHoXinuycDJYfdgWTpty79Sfg+ZAEZP0eKAAf8ZfNDft79 XRpA==
In-reply-to: <20120308140600.77406b8zzy2zggkc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20120308140600.77406b8zzy2zggkc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Sean Thomas Caron <scaron@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi all,

We're currently using Linux 3.0.12 with Cristoph's xfs-bulletproof-sync patch and it seems to be working very well for us. Unfortunately this kernel is vulnerable to the recent CVE-2012-0056 no permission checking on writes to /proc/(pid)/mem local root exploit, so we've got to leave it behind.

I see that the newest recommended stable kernel on kernel.org is 3.2.9.


Sean,

You do appreciate 3.0 has been designated a long-term kernel by the kernel.org team and will get kernel.org support for 2 years.  3.2 is not a long-term kernel, so support drops from kernel.org more or less when 3.3 comes out.

3.2 support will come from the distributors of course, but I don't know if any of the major releases are based on 3.2.

Greg
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>