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    SubjectRe: third patch
    On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 05:06:43PM -0600, Steve French wrote:
    > On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 11:56 PM, Greg KH <> wrote:
    > > On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 09:18:43PM -0600, Steve French wrote:
    > >> Jeff and I have worked on a series of patches to fix the oopses,
    > >> memory corruption and mount failures due to races in various linked
    > >> list handling relating to socket, session and tree connection when
    > >> using the reproducer detailed here:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> The fix series is now merged into cifs-2.6.git
    > >
    > > Are these patches going to be sent to Linus for the 2.6.28 release?
    > > Should they be also added to the 2.6.27-stable tree when they get to
    > > Linus's tree? If so, what are their git commit ids?
    > The fixes passed testing (both Jeff's and mine) and I am planning to
    > request a merge upstream tomorrow morning. I am waiting on testing
    > to finish of an unrelated fix, a one line fix (to cifs_writepages) for
    > a writepages corruption under heavy stress that Shaggy suggested,
    > before requesting the merge.
    > I don't mind the large mount/umount fix series (diffstat shows about
    > 800 lines added, 800 removed) being included in stable, it does fix
    > some oopses that can occur with simultaneous cifs mounts/umounts
    > racing.

    Well, if Linus takes them so late in the merge window, I'll consider
    also adding them to -stable, as they do fix reported problems, and are
    good to have in there for users who rely on cifs.


    greg k-h

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