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SubjectRe: [PATCH] rc80211_pid: Fix fast_start parameter handling

On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 10:23 PM, Mattias Nissler <> wrote:
> This removes the fast_start parameter from the rc_pid parameters information
> and instead uses the parameter macro when initializing the rc_pid state. Since the
> parameter is only used on initialization, there is no point of making exporting
> it via debugfs. This also fixes uninitialized memory references to the
> fast_start and norm_offset parameters.
> Signed-off-by: Mattias Nissler <>
> ---
> This should fix the problem. I think this should go into mainline ASAP.

Was this code actually causing some problem/regression? If so, can we
please have a reference to bugzilla/prior conversations in the patch

Was the reason for the problem known before I posted the "use of
uninitialized memory" e-mail earlier today? If no, can you please
sneak in a little reference to kmemcheck there in the patch
description? The acknowledgement is sorely needed :-)



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