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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] target: OOPS in target_fabric_port_link on v3.7.4 and v3.4.27
On 3/02/2013 6:31 PM, Ben Peddell wrote:
> There is an OOPS in target_fabric_port_link due to a use before
> initialization error.
>
> commit 0ff8754981261a80f4b77db2536dfea92c2d4539 (target: Add link_magic
> for fabric allow_link destination target_items) as merged in the
> linux-3.7.y and linux-3.4.y branches relies on one of the changes that
> occurred in commit 0fd97ccf45be26fb01b3a412f1f6c6b5044b2f16 (Simplify
> the code a lot by killing the superflous struct se_subsystem_dev).
> Without that change, dev is dereferenced before it is initialized.
>
> Commit 0fd97ccf45be26fb01b3a412f1f6c6b5044b2f16 looks too invasive,
> which I would guess would be why it wasn't merged in.
>
> One option would be to move the dev->dev_link_magic test to after dev is
> initialized, as presented the patches I will be following up with.
>
> An alternative that will resolve this OOPS is to revert commit
> fdf9d862969f1be18814273b03fb9497ec2dbdae (target: Add link_magic for
> fabric allow_link destination target_items) on branch linux-3.7.y, and
> revert commit 92a7389317838f3338466df0c0e3d23ad33cb1f4 (target: Add
> link_magic for fabric allow_link destination target_items) on branch
> linux-3.4.y

I should have looked in the stable queue first - an equivalent to my
patch is already in the stable queue for 3.4 and 3.7



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