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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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