Re: [PATCH 1/1] Staging: hv: util: Fix a bug in kvp implementation

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Oct 05 2011 - 00:45:05 EST

On Tue, Oct 04, 2011 at 02:00:02PM -0700, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
> The host gurantees that there can be only one kvp transaction active
> against the guest. So, the transaction active state is needed only to
> protect against spurious user level calls. The current code had a race
> condition where the guest could prematurely return because the previous
> transaction state was not cleared - this state was being cleared after
> sending the response to the host and there was a window where the host
> could notify the guest of a new transaction before the transaction active
> state was properly set.
> Also deal with the case when the user mode component
> does not respond in a timely fashion correctly.
> I would like to thank Long Li <longli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> for identifying the problem.

So that would be a "Reported-by:" tag, we don't have a "Diagnosed-by" do

And should this go to the older (i.e. stable) kernels as well?


greg k-h
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