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Subject: Debian scanlogd package
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:04:15 +0100
From: Solar Designer <***@openwall.com>
To: Michael Vogt <***@debian.org>, Scott Kitterman
<***@kitterman.com>, Andreas Beckmann <***@debian.org>, Joao Eriberto
Mota Filho <***@debian.org>
Can one of you please update the scanlogd package in Debian to current
upstream version 2.2.7, and drop the patching of CLK_TCK to
CLOCKS_PER_SEC, which is a subtly wrong workaround previously applied in
the Debian package. The actual correct value can only be reliably
determined at runtime (which version 2.2.7 does), and besides
CLOCKS_PER_SEC is for clock(3) whereas we use times(2).
As upstream author, I am getting occasional problem reports about the
Debian package, and I wonder whether issues are introduced by effects of
the above change on some systems (in particular, non-x86, where these
constants in the kernel are more likely to differ).
Debian's patching of the historical Phrack article is especially weird,
and is a misattribution of your newer changes to me. Please revert
those edits (e.g. take the original article off the scanlogd homepage).
While at it, please update "copyright" to reflect scanlogd's current
license (it's changed since someone copied the old one into that file).