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Date:   Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:56:15 -0800
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Johan Hovold <>
Cc:,,, stable <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] NFC: pn533: fix bulk-message timeout

On Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:23:58 +0100, Johan Hovold wrote:
> The driver was doing a synchronous uninterruptible bulk-transfer without
> using a timeout. This could lead to the driver hanging on probe due to a
> malfunctioning (or malicious) device until the device is physically
> disconnected. While sleeping in probe the driver prevents other devices
> connected to the same hub from being added to (or removed from) the bus.
> An arbitrary limit of five seconds should be more than enough.
> Fixes: dbafc28955fa ("NFC: pn533: don't send USB data off of the stack")
> Cc: stable <>     # 4.18
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
> Signed-off-by: Johan Hovold <>

Applied to net, thank you. In the future please don't CC stable
explicitly on networking patches, Dave (or I) will select and send
all relevant patches to stable as noted in netdev FAQ.

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