Re: [PATCH] firewire: net: fix panic in fwnet_write_complete

From: Stefan Richter
Date: Sun Jan 31 2010 - 05:32:02 EST

> SR> Stefan Richter wrote:
> SR> I am going to send a pull request for some other unrelated firewire
> SR> fixes to Linus about tomorrow.
> SR> What is your impression --- does this first incomplete fix decrease the
> SR> likelihood of crashes enough to make it worth to include it in a pull
> SR> request already? I haven't done more extensive firewire-net tests since
> SR> last week yet, hence it is hard to tell for me how severe the new issue
> SR> is in practical use.
> Hi. Have just found 4 letters from you in gmail spam bin, including
> this one.

(One reason may be that my mail service provider occasionally gets
blacklisted in SORBS, perhaps other DNSBLs. Or they distrust kyrillic
letters in mails from .de or whatever.)

> Your fix does decrease the chance of crash. Without the fix
> crashes randomly occured within 3 minutes. With the fix - only after
> 10 minutes of copying. These 2 bugs are probably unrelated.

OK. The patch didn't make it into 2.6.33-rc6 from last Friday but I
will see to it that it gets merged before the final release. I will
also try to find time to learn more about the other bug.
Stefan Richter
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