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SubjectRe: [PATCH 31/31] timer: Switch to testing for .function instead of .data
On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 4:45 PM, Dmitry Torokhov
<> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 4:29 PM, Kees Cook <> wrote:
>> In several places, .data is checked for initialization to gate early
>> calls to del_timer_sync(). Checking for .function is equally valid, so
>> switch to this in all callers.
> Not seeing the rest of patches it is unclear from the patch
> description why this is needed/wanted.

The CC list would have been really giant, but here is the first patch
and the earlier series list:

tl;dr: We're going to switch all struct timer_list callbacks to get
the timer pointer as the argument instead of from the .data field.
This patch is one step in removing open-coded users of the .data


Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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