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Date:	Tue, 19 Jun 2007 13:52:14 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	Stephen Hemminger <>
CC:	Jay Vosburgh <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Dan Aloni <>,
	Chad Tindel <>,
	Kenji Kaneshige <>,,
	linux-kernel <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
Subject: Re: Why is this patch not in 2.6.22-rc5?

Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jun 2007 21:36:30 -0700
> Jay Vosburgh <> wrote:
>> 	The following patch (based on a patch from Stephen Hemminger
>> <>) removes use after free conditions in
>> the unregister path for the bonding master.  Without this patch, an
>> operation of the form "echo -bond0 > /sys/class/net/bonding_masters"
>> would trigger a NULL pointer dereference in sysfs.  I was not able to
>> induce the failure with the non-sysfs code path, but for consistency I
>> updated that code as well.
>> 	I also did some testing of the bonding /proc file being open
>> while the bond is being deleted, and didn't see any problems there.
>> Signed-off-by: Jay Vosburgh <>
> Hey David, this patch fixes one of the bugs listed in 2.6.22-rc5
> list. Jay submitted last week but it hasn't made it upstream.

Get him to forward it to me, like he does for other bonding patches...


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