17.7.06

On distro-based kernels



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Some people asked me why I don't use distro-based kernels. Well, in some machines I do, because it's easier that way, but then, specially with the 2.6 kernel development model, it's so hard for a distribution to have secure kernel packages that I simply don't believe they can. And to give you an example of that, ehre's what happened to Debian GNU/Linux last week: they had a securify flaw in one of their kernel images. In this particular case, the bug does not affect Debian stable, but it does affect Debian testing, which has security support.

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