[CentOS-devel] iptables-devel in centos 4.4

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Thu Aug 24 21:31:31 UTC 2006

On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 05:02:11PM -0400, R P Herrold wrote:
> >* Tue May 23 2006 Jakub Jelinek  <jakub at redhat.com> 3.4.6-3
> >- -fvar-tracking fixes needed for SystemTap (BZ#2438)
> 	- not clear which BZ is referred to, but it is not the 
> Red Hat one; not in the Cygwin one 
> (http://www.cygwin.com/bugzilla/), not in the Gnu one 
> (http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/)

Red Hat's secret other bugzilla. <http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla> --> 

> >- add workaround for buggy programs that link in their own unwinder
> > and reexport it (#192814)
> 	- probably the Red Hat bugzilla, but bug 192814 is 
> blocked from review by 'mere mortals' in the general public -- 
> This implies a security related matter, which are 
> definitionally important changes

Sadly, it seems to often imply "involves big-name customer, or customer who
thinks they are big name". But yeah, not being able to review the bug is a
bad thing.


> and as we see in this case, and after inspection from the 
> Changelog, and the outlinks it references, that NONE of the 
> underlying reasoning nor cause for the changes for that GCC 
> variant may be inspected, without further study than what we 
> have or can easily access.

That does seem to be true in this case.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at mattdm.org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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