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SubjectRe: [PATCHSET 2.6.22-rc4] sysfs: fix race conditions
On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 03:15:39PM +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> >> This patchset contains three minimal backports of fixes in -mm. With
> >> all patches in the patchset and sysfs-races.patch applied, kernel
> >> survived ~20 hours of stress test without any problem.
> >
> > So these are being proposed for 2.6.22?
> Yeap.
> > I do wonder about Rafael's bug which he bisected down to
> > gregkh-driver-sysfs-use-singly-linked-list-for-sysfs_dirent-tree.patch.
> >
> > If that won't be a problem in this patchset then I spose it's probably best
> > to go ahead with a 2.6.22 merge, but it's more a Greg thing than a me
> > thing.
> I'm currently debugging that and it's irrelevant to these fixes. The
> bug is introduced far after the fixes.
> > I don't have a tree to merge these patches into, unless I drop all the
> > patches which are in Greg's tree.
> >
> > Greg, can I leave it up to you to decide how we are to proceed here?

Ok, I'll test them out, and if look sane pass them to Linus.

> I can rebase all sysfs patches in -mm on top of linus#master + these
> fixes if necessary.

Yeah, I'll need that if these look good enough, otherwise my tree will
stop applying :)

Give me some time tonight to do this...


greg k-h
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