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Date:	Tue, 19 Jun 2007 15:04:37 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: Why is this patch not in 2.6.22-rc5?

From: Jeff Garzik <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 13:52:14 -0400

> 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...

Yes, this patch definitely should go via Jeff, he handles merging the
bonding bits.
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