Re: [ 84/95] virtio_blk: fix config handler race

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Sun Sep 09 2012 - 22:31:03 EST

Ben Hutchings <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> 3.2-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
> ------------------
> From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@xxxxxxxxxx>
> commit 4678d6f970c2f7c0cbfefc0cc666432d153b321b upstream.
> Fix a theoretical race related to config work


>From Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt:

- No "theoretical race condition" issues, unless an explanation of how the
race can be exploited is also provided.

Similarly, '[ 85/95] virtio_blk: Drop unused request tracking list'
is a marginal perf improvement, why is it in there?

Neither of these were cc:stable; did someone request them specifically?

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