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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
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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.


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.

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