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SubjectRe: [PATCH 190/190] Revert "ethtool: fix a potential missing-check bug"
On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 06:06:59AM +1000, James Morris wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Apr 2021, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>
> > This reverts commit d656fe49e33df48ee6bc19e871f5862f49895c9e.
> >
> > Commits from @umn.edu addresses have been found to be submitted in "bad
> > faith" to try to test the kernel community's ability to review "known
> > malicious" changes. The result of these submissions can be found in a
> > paper published at the 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
> > entitled, "Open Source Insecurity: Stealthily Introducing
> > Vulnerabilities via Hypocrite Commits" written by Qiushi Wu (University
> > of Minnesota) and Kangjie Lu (University of Minnesota).
> >
> > Because of this, all submissions from this group must be reverted from
> > the kernel tree and will need to be re-reviewed again to determine if
> > they actually are a valid fix. Until that work is complete, remove this
> > change to ensure that no problems are being introduced into the
> > codebase.
> >
> > Cc: Wenwen Wang <wang6495@umn.edu>
> > Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
> > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
>
> The original patch looks valid and fixes a race.

Thanks for reviewing, now dropped.

greg k-h

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