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Bug 469508 - =sys-kernel/{gentoo,vanilla}-sources-3.8.13 - Fast track stabilization request due to insecure 3.7.10.
Summary: =sys-kernel/{gentoo,vanilla}-sources-3.8.13 - Fast track stabilization reques...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Keywording and Stabilization (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
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Blocks: 463144
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Reported: 2013-05-11 22:58 UTC by Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-10-06 15:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-05-11 22:58:51 UTC
Over the past three months, the 3.8 has took its time to maturize and today (12 May 2013) 3.8.13 marks the EOL release of this branch. There are also barely any bugs filed against it, and those that are filed do not block stabilization. I delay CC-ing the arch teams for 3 days to check whether anything broke, to catch duplicates and if needed to keep track of any issues that arise.

So, once CC-ed, please test and stabilize =sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.8.13.
Comment 1 Marc Grondin 2013-05-12 12:29:31 UTC
Just want to add to this request. Have been using the 3.8 branch on my system since it was available. never encountered any issues mind you i'm only 1 user and don't go looking for issues but i second this request. The current stable kernel in the tree is kinda old and is EOL. I use the stable branch on my wifes system to avoid any breackage.
Comment 2 Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-05-14 16:40:45 UTC
Bug #469854 is regarding a privilege escalation that allows local unprivileged users to increase their privileges, I've looked this up [1] and this has been fixed in 3.8.9. So, if we stabilize 3.8.13 then we can then throw the affected 3.7.10-r1 out of the tree. Therefore I'm blocking the security bug.

Comment 3 Jeff (JD) Horelick (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-05-15 02:18:15 UTC
x86 stable, tested on 2 systems
Comment 4 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2013-05-15 14:34:12 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 5 Marc Grondin 2013-05-15 14:38:02 UTC
Thank you for quick testing.
Comment 6 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-05-15 15:04:53 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 7 Vicente Olivert Riera (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-05-16 22:02:10 UTC
ppc stable
Comment 8 Eugeny Shkrigunov 2013-05-18 14:54:42 UTC
Current stable sys-cluster/drbd-8.3.13 does not work with kernel-3.8
Please, stabilize newer sys-cluster/drbd -
Comment 9 Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-05-20 14:40:38 UTC
They can see the other bug, just await further stabilization; it's queued.
Comment 10 Markus Meier gentoo-dev 2013-06-09 09:32:57 UTC
arm stable
Comment 11 Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-06-14 15:08:54 UTC
Is there anything holding up stabilization on the other architectures?

Increased importance, especially since we block other bugs; please stabilize.
Comment 12 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-06-15 18:06:22 UTC
alpha/s390/sh/sparc, having some issues with >=3.8 on ia64, need to investigate it
Comment 13 Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-06-23 07:58:13 UTC
Anything in specific holding up ppc64?

(In reply to Raúl Porcel from comment #12)
> alpha/s390/sh/sparc, having some issues with >=3.8 on ia64, need to
> investigate it

Any debugging information on ia64?
Comment 14 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-07-07 16:15:16 UTC
ia64 stable
Comment 15 Jack Morgan (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-07-14 15:38:42 UTC
ppc64 stable, last arch closing