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SubjectRe: [PATCH for stable] tracing: Consolidate protection of reader access to the ring buffer
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On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 06:28 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 09:23:03AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > Greg,
> >
> > Johannes has been hitting a bug in 2.6.33 that we believe is fixed with
> > the following patch. The bug is hit a few times a week, so it is hard to
> > verify. But we are only hitting it with .33 and not .34, and this patch
> > looks like it would be the one to fix it.
> >
> > Can you apply this patch to the 2.6.33 stable series.
>
> If you are ok with it, I'll apply it as it does look a little "big" for
> a stable kernel :)

Yeah, I usually would not ask for a patch this size to go into stable,
but it has been in mainline for a while, and seems to be the fix for a
bug we are hitting in .33.

>
> I'll queue it up later today.

Great! Thanks,

-- Steve




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