Re: [ 06/79] net: Swap ver and type in pppoe_hdr
From: David Miller
Date: Sun Jul 28 2013 - 00:39:49 EST
From: Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:16:16 -0700
> On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 04:14:31AM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>> On Sat, 2013-07-27 at 17:55 -0700, David Miller wrote:
>> > From: Ben Hutchings <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:58:28 +0100
>> > > I'm not so sure this is suitable for stable. It doesn't seem to be
>> > > helpful to either userland or kernel code.
>> > >
>> > > In the kernel, we were checking that ver == 1 and type == 1 thus this
>> > > wasn't hurting us.
>> > >
>> > > If userland does anything more with these fields then it's probably
>> > > already working around the swapped fields. It can work with both old
>> > > and new headers by doing:
>> > It's up to you, I would rather have the corrected version propagated
>> > as soon as possible. But that's just me.
>> Let's see what Greg thinks.
> I'm guessing that Linus's tree is also "wrong" here, correct? If so,
> the fix that goes into that tree should also go here as well.
> Or am I confused?
Linus's tree has had this change for a full release. It went into
It's correcting a mistake that has been there since the header
file even existed.
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