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Marcelo Tosatti: Linux v2.4.33-rc3 (And a New v2.4 Maintainer)

Jul 28, 2006, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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Here goes the third (and hopefully last) release candidate of v2.4.33.

It contains a fix for CVE-2006-2935 (locally exploitable typo in DVD code), ethtool oopses and an ext3 block bitmap leakage issue.

Willy Tarreau has stepped up to maintain the mainline v2.4 tree, and will do so starting from v2.4.34.

He has devoted great effort to help maintenance for the past few years. His -hotfix tree is quite popular amongst v2.4 users, for instance.

I feel very confident in his competence for the job, knowing his good common sense and great technical/communication skills.

Thanks Willy!

Summary of changes from v2.4.33-rc2 to v2.4.33-rc3

Andreas Haumer:
      [PATCH-2.4] Typo in cdrom.c

Kirill Korotaev:
      EXT3: ext3 block bitmap leakage

Marcelo Tosatti:
      Change VERSION to 2.4.33-rc3

Willy Tarreau:
      ethtool: two oopses in ethtool_set_coalesce() and ethtool_set_pauseparam()