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Date:	Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:56:36 +0900
From:	Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>
To:	Peter Weber <peter.weber@...honey.com>
Cc:	stable@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [drm/i915: Do not store the error pointer for a failed userptr
 registration] Candidate for stable tree?

On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 04:41:02PM +0100, Peter Weber wrote:
> Hello!
> 
> Is the patch[0] mentioned in the subject a possible candidate for the next
> release of the stable kernel, at time of writing "3.17.3"? It looks like,
> this is
> causing serious problems and we are currently discussing this on the
> bugtracker of
> Archlinux[1].
> 
> I'm not sure if I'm personally affected. I suffered unexpected freezes
> since 3.17-rc4 on my machine, at least STDIO and STDOUT are frozen. Maybe
> the
> reaction differs based on the kernel options (see changed behaviour
> through
> CONFIG_PREEMPT_VOLUNTARY=y). In my case, I don't see a null pointer in my
> log
> files.
> 
> I hope this doesn't offend against the stable kernel rules.
> 
> [0]
> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=e9681366ea9e76ab8f75e84351f2f3ca63ee542c
> # commit id is: e9681366ea9e76ab8f75e84351f2f3ca63ee542c
> # already send to stable@...r.kernel.org, but not included in current
> stable "3.17.2"
> [1] https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/42353

It's now queued up, sorry, the backlog is really long right now :(
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