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Date:   Fri, 22 May 2020 13:34:18 +0300
From:   Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>
To:     Brian Norris <briannorris@...omium.org>
Cc:     Navid Emamdoost <navid.emamdoost@...il.com>,
        Navid Emamdoost <emamd001@....edu>,
        Stephen McCamant <smccaman@....edu>, Kangjie Lu <kjlu@....edu>,
        QCA ath9k Development <ath9k-devel@....qualcomm.com>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        linux-wireless <linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org>,
        "\<netdev\@vger.kernel.org\>" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ath9k: release allocated buffer if timed out

Brian Norris <briannorris@...omium.org> writes:

> On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 12:02 PM Brian Norris <briannorris@...omium.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 12:05 AM Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org> wrote:
>> > Actually it's already reverted in -next, nobody just realised that it's
>> > a regression from commit 728c1e2a05e4:
>> >
>> > ced21a4c726b ath9k: Fix use-after-free Read in htc_connect_service
>>
>> Nice.
>>
>> > v5.8-rc1 should be the first release having the fix.
>>
>> So I guess we have to wait until 5.8-rc1 (when this lands in mainline)
>> to send this manually to stable@...r.kernel.org?

Yeah, following Option 2:

https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/stable-kernel-rules.html

> For the record, there are more reports of this, if I'm reading them right:
>
> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207797

Thanks for the followup, this case is a good example why small cleanup
patches are not always that simple and easy as some people claim :)

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