Re: [PATCH] getsockopt() early argument sanity checking
From: David Miller
Date: Sun Aug 20 2006 - 15:42:38 EST
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 10:34:43 +0200
> Doing a check that is inherently racy everywhere doesn't seem like a
> security improvement to me. If there is really a length checking bug
> somewhere it needs to be fixed in a race-free way. If not then there
> is no need for a change.
Totally agreed, this change makes no sense on every level.
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