Re: livelock avoidance in sget()

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Aug 01 2013 - 17:25:47 EST

On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 07:17:28AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 01:30:13PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > Hi Al,
> >
> > Is the patch below something that we need to worry about for 3.10 and
> > older kernels? Or does the recent changes to the vfs in 3.11-rc1 make
> > it so that this can't be hit in older kernels?
> Needed since 2.6.35 or so (earlier ones have a lot more problems in that
> area and might need a similar fix if they got backports of mainline
> fixes).

Thanks, I've now queued this up.

greg k-h
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