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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 <greg@kroah.com> 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:
> >>
> >> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5720
> >>
> >> 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.

thanks,

greg k-h


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