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Date:	Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:27:05 +0200
From:	Daniel Borkmann <>
To:	Christoph Schulz <>
CC:	Alexei Starovoitov <>,
	"" <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net: ppp: don't call sk_chk_filter twice

On 07/12/2014 11:11 PM, Christoph Schulz wrote:
> Hello!
> Alexei Starovoitov schrieb am Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:59:46 +0200:
>>> However, sk_chk_filter() is not idempotent as it sometimes replaces filter
>>> codes. So running it a second time over the same filter does not work and
>> It's a good thing not to call sk_chk_filter() twice, but the commit
>> log is incorrect.
>> sk_chk_filter() doesn't replace filter codes anymore.
> Fair enough. Then how should I correctly proceed to submit this patch which
 > fixes a bug in the 3.15 branch (only)? In 3.15.x filter codes _are_ replaced
 > (I just checked the code in 3.15.5). And I originally based my analysis on
 > 3.15.1. Your statement makes the patch an optional improvement for 3.16.x,
 > but it's a necessary fix for 3.15.x. Do I need to submit this patch two times
 > with different commit logs?

I think the patch makes sense, and you could submit it against net tree
(so 'PATCH net' in subject) with a slightly different commit log at the
beginning, but the rest could stay explaining that that's the case for
3.15. By that, this could then be picked up into the net tree and thus
Dave can queue it for stable inclusion. If you need any help, let me know.

Thanks again,

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