Re: [patch 1/3] rtc: Handle errors correctly in rtc_irq_set_state()

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Fri Jul 22 2011 - 18:04:54 EST

On Fri, 22 Jul 2011 09:12:50 -0000
Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The code checks the correctness of the parameters, but unconditionally
> arms/disarms the hrtimer.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxx

The -stable maintainers will want to know why they should merge this.

The maintainers of other trees will wonder whether they should backport
it too.

To help them make these decision we should always provide a description
of the user-visible effects of the bug, please.

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