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Old 01-16-2017, 12:23 PM   #16
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Running 4.9.3 using the config wih debian patches from linux-source-4.9 (4.9.2-2) trimmed as much as understood and could safely do so, for my laptop..seems to be working great except for the random mouse and keyboard freezes when streaming videos..wonder if i should wait for an upgrade to the source before compiling for 4.9.4. Also, is 4.9 gong to be LTS or not, nobody seems to know for sure, Greg-Hartman's blog, if it's genuine said it was..

Edit: Oops, sorry to intrude, saw something about the kernel and jumped right in without thinking, have been a little on edge running the unstable version of Debian, my apologies.

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Old 01-16-2017, 01:27 PM   #17
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Also, is 4.9 gong to be LTS or not, nobody seems to know for sure, Greg-Hartman's blog, if it's genuine said it was..
Nobody knows until Kroah-Hartman announces if he will make 4.9 LTS... last update I could find was in August when he stated his intention on making 4.9 LTS if developers don't add a bunch of "crud" into it just to make the LTS. Now we just need to wait until he decides if there's minimal enough "crud" for him to make it LTS.
 
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:30 PM   #18
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Running 4.9.4, with a hand-rolled .config file: no issues so far.
 
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:11 AM   #19
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Release candidate 4 of the 4.10 kernel has been issued, https://www.kernel.org

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Old 01-19-2017, 08:07 AM   #20
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Contrary to both of those articles, it hasn't been confirmed yet. Kroah-Hartman basically stated that the plan is for 4.9 to be LTS back in August, giving developers plenty of time to finalize what they want in the kernel. But in the past, this has lead to developers trying to push unfinished code that doesn't belong in an LTS just so it can be in there. Kroah-Hartman said that if developers don't throw crap into 4.9, it'll likely be LTS, but if they do, he'll likely pick either 4.8 or 4.10. As far as I've found, he hasn't said any more on the topic since August (and I do some minor searches every week or so since the 4.9 stable dropped).
well, it seems in the end he felt like stating it explicitly.
 
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:07 AM   #21
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Thank you Ponce!


Yes, it is official.

https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html
 
Old 01-19-2017, 02:29 PM   #22
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well, it seems in the end he felt like stating it explicitly.
I figured he would do it soon. Hopefully we see a config in testing/ soon (or an actual 4.9 kernel in -current)

I'm lazy and just want to wait for Pat's config before I upgrade my system. I missed some new features in the 3.18 kernel (mainly overlayfs) that caused me to rebuild it once Pat's config came out, so I don't want a repeat. He seems to have the eye to get all the pertinent options.
 
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:57 AM   #23
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v4.4.44 & v4.9.5 are out.
 
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:15 AM   #24
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Thanks GazL.

commit b9d6631395a1e25b210ce112b1bc10f3c665ea20 in Linux 4.4.44 fixes CVE-2016-919 and
commit 3490e72ad6d02cf396894d1139dc800e1d9fca83 fixes CVE-2017-2584


Building a local version here but maybe an official Slackware 14.2 update is in order ?

-- kjh

Code:
# grep CVE linux-4.4.44-ChangeLog
    Fixes CVE-2016-9191, proc_sys_readdir doesn't drop reference
    The calltrace of CVE-2016-9191:
    fxrstor, sgdt, and sidt.  This fixes CVE-2017-2584, a longstanding
    This is CVE-2017-2583.  On Intel this causes a failed vmentry because

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Old 01-20-2017, 09:26 AM   #25
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I don't know what Pat will do. I'm surprised he's stayed with 4.4 in current this long, but I'll be moving to 4.10 when it comes out anyway, so it doesn't bother me either way.

Anyway, fwiw, 4.9.5 running ok here.
 
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:46 AM   #26
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GazL --

I am still on 14.2 ... I imagine Pat will stay with 4.4.x there.

I actually missed a CVE in the grep command ... there is a third CVE fixed
by commit 816307c80d4ddad5414a05ff5861f063d29cda6f ...

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Old 01-20-2017, 09:52 AM   #27
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Ahh, silly me, yes. I'm so used to following current that I sometimes forget that the stable release even exists.
 
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:23 AM   #28
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Unofficial 4.4.44 and 4.9.5 now up at https://dusk.idlemoor.tk -- I don't intend to spam this thread every time, but as suggested by GazL (thanks!), there's also now a config directory, and the config is now included with the other gubbins in each kernel dir. For 4.9.5 the configs are completely unoffical, but derived from the 4.6 config in testing/.
 
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:51 AM   #29
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there's also now a config directory, and the config is now included with the other gubbins in each kernel dir.
Thanks Dave. I'm sure many folks will find them useful given how often I've seen people ask for them in the forum.
 
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:26 PM   #30
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commit b9d6631395a1e25b210ce112b1bc10f3c665ea20 in Linux 4.4.44 fixes CVE-2016-9191 and
commit 816307c80d4ddad5414a05ff5861f063d29cda6f fixes CVE-2017-2583 and
commit 3490e72ad6d02cf396894d1139dc800e1d9fca83 fixes CVE-2017-2584

Building a local version here but maybe an official Slackware 14.2 update is in order ?

-- kjh
I just posted a note in the Slackware-security thread about the CVE-fixes in 4.4.44.

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