Re: [PATCHSET 2.6.22-rc4] sysfs: fix race conditions

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Wed Jun 13 2007 - 00:51:23 EST

Greg KH wrote:
> 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?
>> I can rebase all sysfs patches in -mm on top of linus#master + these
>> fixes if necessary.
> Ok, I've sent these to Linus, so if he takes them, can you rebase your
> patches on top of this and resend the whole tree to me (or just the ones
> that needed to be modified, if that's easier.)

Sure thing.

> thanks again for this fix, I really appreciate it.


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