Uhhuh.. 2.4.12

From: Linus Torvalds (torvalds@transmeta.com)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 03:04:49 EST

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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