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Re: [suse-security] SuSE Security Announcement: kernel-2.2.x
  • From: Thomas Biege <thomas@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2000 12:58:23 +0200 (MEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.05.10007011254510.15576-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 30 Jun 2000, Lutz Jaenicke wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 27, 2000 at 06:42:22PM +0200, Thomas Biege wrote:
> > 3. Solution
> >
> > We are sorry about the late release of the new kernel, but the plain
> > 2.2.16 kernel causes trouble with our patches and it also has a new
> > security hole. After we solved all these problems, we hope,
> > we could provide you with a more stable and more secure kernel.
> >
> > Please, update the package from our FTP server.
> > (These RPMs could also be used by SuSE Releases < 6.4!)
>
> Will there also be a version available, that will not crash the X-server with
> Jun 30 23:05:41 lutzpc kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for kswapd...
> Jun 30 23:05:46 lutzpc kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for X... Jun 30 23:05:46 lutzpc kernel: VM: terminating process X
> when trying to invoke Netscape on my 64MB Ram machine at home?
> Back to 2.2.14 and I better do not upgrade the zillion machines in the
> institute..

We currently test a new kernel, which fix' this VM bug.

If you don't want to upgrade your kernel but fix the capability
bug, then try this (http://c.home.cern.ch/c/cons/www/capcheck/)
kernel modules.

Bye,
Thomas
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