[Regression] cifs: sanity check length of data to send before sending
joseph.salisbury at canonical.com
Tue Sep 23 13:09:23 MDT 2014
A kernel bug report was opened against Ubuntu . It was found that
reverting the following commit resolved this bug:
Author: Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com>
Date: Fri Feb 14 07:21:00 2014 -0500
cifs: sanity check length of data to send before sending
The regression was introduced as of v3.14-rc7.
It appears the patch may be doing what it is supposed to, since the
send_length != smb_buf_length:
However, without this check and WARN/return of -EIO the samba
connections still work correctly.
I was hoping to get your feedback, since you are the patch author. Do
you think gathering any additional data will help diagnose this issue,
or would it be best to submit a revert request?
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