Re: [PATCH] fix race condition in drivers/base/dd.c

From: Stefani Seibold
Date: Sat Mar 06 2010 - 12:15:30 EST

Am Samstag, den 06.03.2010, 08:57 -0800 schrieb Greg KH:
> On Sat, Mar 06, 2010 at 05:50:14PM +0100, Stefani Seibold wrote:
> > This patch fix a potential race condition in the driver_bound() function
> > in the file driver/base/dd.c.
> >
> > The broadcast of the BUS_NOTIFY_BOUND_DRIVER notifier should be done
> > after adding the new device to the driver list. Otherwise notifier
> > listener will fail if they use functions like usb_find_interface().
> >
> > The patch is against kernel 2.6.33. Please merge it.
> Looks good, are there bugs caused by this problem today that require
> this patch to be backported to the -stable kernels?

No, there is no problem in the stable kernel. There was only a problem
with one of my out of tree driver.


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