change coming with maverick's 2.6.34-5 kernels

Barry Warsaw barry at
Tue Jun 1 03:31:44 BST 2010

On May 31, 2010, at 05:07 PM, Robert Collins wrote:

>On particular case that occurs for the PTRACE limit is getting our
>crash data from loggerhead / launchpad / U1 server processes that
>hang. So I think server administrators are likely going to be quite
>surprised and will need some handholding.
>I don't really like the install-package-X-to-remove-the-protection
>approach. Normal users can be fooled into installing signed packages,
>after all.

OTOH, I do like the notion of a "hey, I'm a developer" switch.  The biggest
pain for me when doing a fresh install is getting all the developer packages I
need (e.g. the bajillion -dev packages to build a from-source Python).


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