[Letux-kernel] Scary fixes in stable...

Belisko Marek marek.belisko at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 13:21:24 CEST 2018


Hi Nikolaus,
On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 12:35 PM H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> v4.16.14 arrived and I looked through the patches (did not compile or test).
>
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/log/?h=v4.16.14
>
> Some are a little scary that they fix such fundamental things like memory management...
Yes looks interesting, but usually those are backported fixes from
later kernels so we should be on safe side ;)
>
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?h=v4.16.14&id=4f6597fb03344ced4a8ca4931f3026e3eb76cada
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?h=v4.16.14&id=55bd489be332d18da502b84d7845931851533e8d
>
> I don't know if we are affected by this at all and if it has been fixed in v4.17.0, but such upstream
> bugs could be e.g. reasons for our strcmp(NULL) problem.
>
> BR,
> Nikolaus
>
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BR,

marek

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