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

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Subject: Re: Safe to use XFS in production in Linux 3.2.9?
From: Martin Steigerwald <Martin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 12:33:18 +0100
Cc: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>, Sean Thomas Caron <scaron@xxxxxxxxx>
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Am Freitag, 9. März 2012 schrieb Greg Freemyer:
> 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.

AFAIR Ubuntu 12.04 as well as Debian Wheezy will use kernel 3.2.

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