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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>, Chris Mason <clm@fb.com>,
	Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>, stable <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: FAILED: patch "[PATCH] writeback: fix use-after-free in finish_writeback_work()" failed to apply to 5.3-stable tree
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:54:26 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHk-=wiE8oFcPHCMM11j0svKQWwM8nuhnQ9R1OdLbfum5ALvOg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <157086827811218@kroah.com>

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 1:18 AM <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>
> The patch below does not apply to the 5.3-stable tree.
> If someone wants it applied there, or to any other stable or longterm
> tree, then please email the backport, including the original git commit
> id to <stable@vger.kernel.org>.

Hmm. It looks to me like 5.3 doesn't have the use-after-free problem,
and that it was introduced by 5b9cce4c7eb0696558 ("writeback:
Generalize and expose wb_completion")

So I think the "Fixes" tag is right, and the "Cc: stable" is wrong.

            Linus

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-12  8:17 gregkh
2019-10-12 14:34 ` Sasha Levin
2019-10-12 21:54 ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2019-10-14 15:40   ` Tejun Heo

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