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    SubjectRe: [linux-cifs-client] Re: third patch
    Greg KH wrote:
    > 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:
    >>
    >> 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.
    >

    I have backported this patchset for 2.6.27.7 along with cifs data
    corruption fixes and would be sending it to stable@kernel.org requesting
    for inclusion since these had been merged upstream and fixes various
    critical problems.


    Thanks,

    --
    Suresh Jayaraman



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