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SubjectRe: [PATCH] binder: fix memory corruption in binder_transaction binder
On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 10:25:14PM +0530, Amit Pundir wrote:
> Hi Todd,
>
> On 11 September 2017 at 21:10, Todd Kjos <tkjos@google.com> wrote:
> > (resend in plain-text mode -- sorry about that)
> >
> > Amit,
> >
> > Are you sure this patch is the culprit? That is pretty surprising
> > since this change can only be hit in a uncommon case (the target node
> > is valid when we start creating the transaction, but dead when we
> > check right before sending it) so it is unlikely to be hit during a
> > normal boot. It also fixes a corruption -- so if you were actually
> > hitting the case, it would likely have caused issues before and not
> > now. Take a look at it and see if you think it is really possible.
> >
> > I just booted hikey to Android with this patch 10 times in a row with
> > no issues (used hikey-linaro 4.9 kernel which has this patch).
>
> Sorry for not being clear enough in the bug report. android-4.9 is
> fine, I see this issue on linux mainline tree with this patch.

What exact kernel release? A number of binder fixes have recently
landed in the stable trees, and in Linus's tree.

thanks,

greg k-h

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