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Date:	Wed, 13 Jul 2011 04:26:19 +0200
From:	Greg KH <>
To:	Jeff Layton <>
Subject: Re: [stable] [PATCH] cifs: fix wsize negotiation for 2.6.39 stable

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 09:24:41PM -0400, Jeff Layton wrote:
> I sent this a week or so ago, but it apparently missed the recent
> 2.6.39.y release. Resending to make sure it gets into the next one.
> Prior to 2.6.39, when signing was enabled on a socket the client only
> sent single-page writes. This changed with commit ca83ce3d5b, which
> made signed and unsigned connections use the same codepaths for write
> calls.
> This caused a regression when working with windows servers. Windows
> machines will reject writes larger than the MaxBufferSize when signing
> is active, but does not clear the CAP_LARGE_WRITE_X flag in the
> negotiation.
> This patch backports 2 patches that fix this problem in 3.0 kernels,
> and changes a couple of the constants to values appropriate for the
> writeback code in 2.6.39.

Why not just tell me the 2 patches in upstream that need to be
backported as Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt say to do instead?


greg k-h
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