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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] missing lock_kernel() and assorted races
    On Fri, Apr 30, 1999 at 05:31:41AM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:

    > > > Linus, we have several problems under arch/:
    > > >
    > > > The architectures where you made the most changes don't even compile
    > > > in 2.2.7 and haven't been updated in nearly half of a year :-)
    > >
    > > And some of the bugs appear to be in the relevant CVS trees too - although
    > > the mips doesnt do SMP so its harmless
    > Harmless it might be, if it would be restricted to missing lock_kernel();-/
    > sysirix.c in both trees has UP-affecting bugs. That is, irix_fstatvfs()
    > and irix_fstatvfs64() are oopsable; irix_ngetdents(), irix_getdents64()
    > and irix_ngetdents64() do not protect ->readdir() with semaphore. Those
    > bugs are present both in 1.16 (in mips tree) and 1.12 (in main tree).
    > I'm submitting the patch to Ralf and I've merged relevant changes into the
    > patch against the main tree. Patches attached.

    Ok, applied to the MIPS trees with various additional cleanups.


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