Re: [PATCH 5/8] dmaengine: mv_xor: bug fix for racing condition in descriptors cleanup

From: Thomas Petazzoni
Date: Tue May 12 2015 - 11:51:32 EST


On Tue, 12 May 2015 17:37:40 +0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> From: Lior Amsalem <alior@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> This patch fixes a bug in the XOR driver where the cleanup function can be
> called and free descriptors that never been processed by the engine (which
> result in data errors).
> The cleanup function will free descriptors based on the ownership bit in
> the descriptors.
> Signed-off-by: Lior Amsalem <alior@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Ofer Heifetz <oferh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

If this is fixing a bug, shouldn't it be Cc'ed to stable@ ? But then it
needs to be the first patch in the series.

>From what I remember, this series both fixes some issues *and* adds
RAID6 support. We need to separate out the two things so that the fixes
can be propagated to stable.


Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
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