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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] kdbus for 4.1-rc1
On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 07:19:49PM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman) writes:
>
> > Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> writes:
> >
> >> The following changes since commit 9eccca0843205f87c00404b663188b88eb248051:
> >>
> >> Linux 4.0-rc3 (2015-03-08 16:09:09 -0700)
> >>
> >> are available in the git repository at:
> >>
> >> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/char-misc.git/ tags/kdbus-4.1-rc1
> >>
> >> for you to fetch changes up to 9fb9cd0f4434a23487b6ef3237e733afae90e336:
> >>
> >> kdbus: avoid the use of struct timespec (2015-04-10 14:34:53 +0200)
> >>
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> >> kdbus for 4.1-rc1
> >>
> >> Here's the kdbus pull request for 4.1-rc1.
> >>
> >> It's been under development for many years now, and been in linux-next
> >> for many months, and has undergone loads of testing a review and even a few
> >> good arguments. It comes with full documentation and tests.
> >
> >> There has been a few complaints about the code, notably from people who
> >> don't like the use of metadata in the bus messages. That is actually
> >> one of the main features here, as we can get this data in a secure and
> >> reliable way, and it's something that userspace requires today. So
> >> while it does look "odd" to people who are not familiar with dbus, this
> >> is something that finally fixes a number of almost unfixable races in
> >> the current dbus implementations.
> >
> > And the code that transfers the meta-data is wrong.
>
> In fact it is worse than I thought.

Please see the email response I just wrote to Andy about this, it should
address these misconceptions.

thanks,

greg k-h


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