Kernel security update required or not?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Mon Dec 21 05:41:38 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 16:02:20 +1100,
  Bojan Smojver <bojan at> wrote:
> I understand what I can do. That is not the issue.
> The question is, should Fedora get a security update or not - you know -
> for all the users out there that are unaware of Koji etc. I'm sure
> Fedora kernel folks reading the list will know.

Should they all get a potentially broken kernel? The risk of known
vulnerabilities that are purported to be fixed, needs to balanced against
the risk that there are regressions in the kernel. It's pretty normal
for local root fixes not to get pushed out for a week or so, to give time
for some testing.

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