Uhhuh.. 2.4.12

Linus Torvalds (torvalds@transmeta.com)
Thu, 11 Oct 2001 01:04:49 -0700 (PDT)

2.4.11 had a fix for a symlink DoS attack, but sadly that fix broke the
creation of files through a dangling symlink rather badly (it caused the
inode to be created in the very same inode as the symlink, with unhappy
end results).

Happily nobody uses that particular horror - or _almost_ nobody does. It
looks like at least the SuSE installer (yast2) does, which causes a nasty
unkillable inode as /dev/mouse if you use yast2 on 2.4.11.

("debugfs -w rootdev" + "rm /dev/mouse" will remove it, although I suspect
there are other less drastic methods too if your fsck doesn't seem to
notice anything wrong with it. Only one report of this actually happening
so far).

So I made a 2.4.12, and renamed away the sorry excuse for a kernel that
2.4.11 was.


- Greg KH: USB update (fix UHCI timeouts, serial unplug)
- Christoph Rohland: shmem locking fixes
- Al Viro: more mount cleanup
- me: fix bad interaction with link_count handling
- David Miller: Sparc updates, net cleanup
- Tim Waugh: parport update
- Jeff Garzik: net driver updates

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