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Date:	Sun, 27 Sep 2009 19:10:29 +0200
From:	Jarek Poplawski <>
To:	Ralf Baechle DL5RB <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
	Bernard Pidoux F6BVP <>,
	Bernard Pidoux <>,
	Linux Netdev List <>,
	linux-hams <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ax25: Fix ax25_cb refcounting in ax25_ctl_ioctl

On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 08:23:19AM +0100, Ralf Baechle DL5RB wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 08:35:04PM +0200, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
> > > > This bug isn't responsible for these oopses here, but looks quite
> > > > obviously. (I'm not sure if it's easy to test/hit with the common
> > > > tools.)
> > > 
> > > The issue your patch fixes is obvious enough.
> > 
> > Yes, with new code there would be no doubt. But here, if you know it's
> > worked for some time, you wonder if you're not blind. |-)
> Most of of the ioctls are used by AX.25 userland which does error
> checking on user supplied values so userland will never attempt invalid
> ioctl calls.  So no surprise this went unnoticed.

In this case valid calls (return 0) were affected too, so I guess the
whole thing is rarely used.

Jarek P.
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