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Date:   Tue, 7 Mar 2017 13:40:07 +0300
From:   Sergei Shtylyov <sergei.shtylyov@...entembedded.com>
To:     "Reshetova, Elena" <elena.reshetova@...el.com>,
        "gregkh@...uxfoundation.org" <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc:     "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "xen-devel@...ts.xenproject.org" <xen-devel@...ts.xenproject.org>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux1394-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net" 
        <linux1394-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net>,
        "linux-bcache@...r.kernel.org" <linux-bcache@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-raid@...r.kernel.org" <linux-raid@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-media@...r.kernel.org" <linux-media@...r.kernel.org>,
        "devel@...uxdriverproject.org" <devel@...uxdriverproject.org>,
        "linux-pci@...r.kernel.org" <linux-pci@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-s390@...r.kernel.org" <linux-s390@...r.kernel.org>,
        "fcoe-devel@...n-fcoe.org" <fcoe-devel@...n-fcoe.org>,
        "linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org" <linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org>,
        "open-iscsi@...glegroups.com" <open-iscsi@...glegroups.com>,
        "devel@...verdev.osuosl.org" <devel@...verdev.osuosl.org>,
        "target-devel@...r.kernel.org" <target-devel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-serial@...r.kernel.org" <linux-serial@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-usb@...r.kernel.org" <linux-usb@...r.kernel.org>,
        "peterz@...radead.org" <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Hans Liljestrand <ishkamiel@...il.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        David Windsor <dwindsor@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 11/29] drivers, media: convert cx88_core.refcount from
 atomic_t to refcount_t

On 3/7/2017 10:52 AM, Reshetova, Elena wrote:

>>> refcount_t type and corresponding API should be
>>> used instead of atomic_t when the variable is used as
>>> a reference counter. This allows to avoid accidental
>>> refcounter overflows that might lead to use-after-free
>>> situations.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Elena Reshetova <elena.reshetova@...el.com>
>>> Signed-off-by: Hans Liljestrand <ishkamiel@...il.com>
>>> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
>>> Signed-off-by: David Windsor <dwindsor@...il.com>
>> [...]
>>> diff --git a/drivers/media/pci/cx88/cx88.h b/drivers/media/pci/cx88/cx88.h
>>> index 115414c..16c1313 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/media/pci/cx88/cx88.h
>>> +++ b/drivers/media/pci/cx88/cx88.h
[...]
>>> @@ -339,7 +340,7 @@ struct cx8802_dev;
>>>
>>>  struct cx88_core {
>>>  	struct list_head           devlist;
>>> -	atomic_t                   refcount;
>>> +	refcount_t                   refcount;
>>
>>     Could you please keep the name aligned with above and below?
>
> You mean "not aligned" to devlist, but with a shift like it was before?

    I mean aligned, like it was before. :-)

> Sure, will fix. Is the patch ok otherwise?

    I haven't noticed anything else...

> Best Regards,
> Elena.
[...]

MBR, Sergei

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