Re: [PATCH 2/4] x86: convert threshold_bank.cpus from atomic_t to refcount_t

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Mon Feb 20 2017 - 06:28:58 EST

On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 01:06:19PM +0200, Elena Reshetova wrote:
> refcount_t type and corresponding API should be
> used instead of atomic_t when the variable is used as
> a reference counter. This allows to avoid accidental
> refcounter overflows that might lead to use-after-free
> situations.
> Signed-off-by: Elena Reshetova <elena.reshetova@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Hans Liljestrand <ishkamiel@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: David Windsor <dwindsor@xxxxxxxxx>

That SOB chain tells me that you wrote the patch and Hans, Kees and
David handled it in some way and the last one - David - is sending it to
me. It doesn't look like that though.

So what are you trying to express with it?

Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst has some info on the whole
SOB deal:

11) Sign your work â the Developer's Certificate of Origin


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