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SubjectRe: [PATCH 036/190] Revert "vfio/mdev: Fix reference count leak in add_mdev_supported_type"
On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 05:03:59PM -0600, Alex Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:36:34 -0300
> Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@nvidia.com> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 02:58:31PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > This reverts commit aa8ba13cae3134b8ef1c1b6879f66372531da738.
> > >
> > > 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: Qiushi Wu <wu000273@umn.edu>
> > > Cc: Cornelia Huck <cohuck@redhat.com>
> > > Cc: Kirti Wankhede <kwankhede@nvidia.com>
> > > Cc: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c | 2 +-
> > > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > I recently audited all of this mdev stuff, the original patch is OK,
> > though I would have written it with a goto. Please don't revert it.
>
> Agreed, the original commit looks correct. Thanks,

Thanks to both of you for the review, I'll drop my revert from my tree.

greg k-h

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