Re: [RFC/PATCH] mm/futex: Fix futex writes on archs with SWtracking of dirty & young

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Thu Jul 21 2011 - 21:41:09 EST

> You're not understanding me.
> I need a good reason to merge this into 3.0.
> The -stable maintainers need even better reasons to merge this into
> earlier kernels.
> Please provide those reasons!
> (Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt, 4th bullet)
> (And it's not just me and -stable maintainers. Distro maintainers will
> also look at this patch and wonder whether they should merge it)

Well, as an arch maintainer, I can get stable maintainers to merge
anything I CC to stable :-)

Now, the good reason should have been rather obvious... it's a user
exploitable kernel lockup.


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