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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 <> 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 along with cifs data
corruption fixes and would be sending it to requesting
for inclusion since these had been merged upstream and fixes various
critical problems.


Suresh Jayaraman

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