Re: [stable] [patch 00/50] -stable review

From: Michael Krufky
Date: Tue Feb 20 2007 - 21:31:17 EST

Greg KH wrote:
> Ok, I've now gotten all of these for .19 and .18.
> If I've missed anything, please let me know.
> thanks for your patience.

Looks good... Thank you, Greg.

Greg KH wrote:
> This will probably be the last release of the 2.6.19-stable series, so
> if there are patches that you feel should be applied to that tree,
> please let me know.

Normally, I would wait for a patch to appear in Linus' tree before I send it to -stable,
however, this patch can not wait. Since 2.6.18-stable and 2.6.19-stable have their last
releases pending review, it is imperative that this final patch be added to the queue, if

This patch was recently submitted, and fixes many horrible, previously unexplained bugs of the

Please queue this for the final 2.6.18 and 2.6.19 -stable releases, as well as for

Thank you,

Michael Krufky


dvbdev: fix illegal re-usage of fileoperations struct

From: Marcel Siegert <mws@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Arjan van de Ven <arjan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> reported an illegal re-usage of the fileoperations struct
if more than one dvb device(e.g. frontend) is present. this patch fixes this issue.
it allocates a new fileoperations struct each time a device is registered and copies the default
template fileops.

Signed-off-by: Marcel Siegert <mws@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Michael Krufky <mkrufky@xxxxxxxxxxx>

linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvbdev.c | 13 +++++++++++++
1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

--- linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvbdev.c.orig
+++ linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvbdev.c
@@ -211,6 +211,8 @@
const struct dvb_device *template, void *priv, int type)
struct dvb_device *dvbdev;
+ struct file_operations *dvbdevfops;
int id;

if (mutex_lock_interruptible(&dvbdev_register_lock))
@@ -230,12 +232,22 @@
return -ENOMEM;

+ dvbdevfops = kzalloc(sizeof(struct file_operations), GFP_KERNEL);
+ if (!dvbdevfops) {
+ kfree (dvbdev);
+ mutex_unlock(&dvbdev_register_lock);
+ return -ENOMEM;
+ }
memcpy(dvbdev, template, sizeof(struct dvb_device));
dvbdev->type = type;
dvbdev->id = id;
dvbdev->adapter = adap;
dvbdev->priv = priv;
+ dvbdev->fops = dvbdevfops;

+ memcpy(dvbdev->fops, template->fops, sizeof(struct file_operations));
dvbdev->fops->owner = adap->module;

list_add_tail (&dvbdev->list_head, &adap->device_list);
@@ -263,6 +275,7 @@
dvbdev->type, dvbdev->id)));

list_del (&dvbdev->list_head);
+ kfree (dvbdev->fops);
kfree (dvbdev);
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