kernel news – 14.05.2013

Posted: May 14, 2013 in kernel

-David Miller and networking:

Several small bug fixes all over:

1) be2net driver uses wrong payload length when submitting MAC list get
requests to the chip. From Sathya Perla.

2) Fix mwifiex memory leak on driver unload, from Amitkumar Karwar.

3) Prevent random memory access in batman-adv, from Marek Lindner.

4) batman-adv doesn’t check for pskb_trim_rcsum() errors, also from Marek
Lindner.

5) Fix fec crashes on rapid link up/down, from Frank Li.

6) Fix inner protocol grovelling in GSO, from Pravin B Shelar.

7) Link event validation fix in qlcnic from Rajesh Borundia.

8) Not all FEC chips can support checksum offload, fix from Shawn Guo.

9) EXPORT_SYMBOL + inline doesn’t make any sense, from Denis Efremov.

10) Fix race in passthru mode during device removal in macvlan, from
Jiri Pirko.

11) Fix RCU hash table lookup socket state race in ipv6, leading to NULL
pointer derefs, from Eric Dumazet.

12) Add several missing HAS_DMA kconfig dependencies, from Geert
Uyttterhoeven.

13) Fix bogus PCI resource management in 3c59x driver, from Sergei
Shtylyov.

14) Fix info leak in ipv6 GRE tunnel driver, from Amerigo Wang.

15) Fix device leak in ipv6 IPSEC policy layer, from Cong Wang.

16) DMA mapping leak fix in qlge from Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo.

17) Missing iounmap on probe failure in bna driver, from Wei Yongjun.

-Helge Deller announces parisc updates:

The second round of parisc updates for 3.10 includes build fixes and
enhancements to utilize irq stacks, fixes SMP races when updating PTE
and TLB entries by proper locking and makes the search for the correct
cross compiler more robust on Debian and Gentoo.

-Benjamin Herrenschmidt has powerpc fixes (merge branch):

Here are some more powerpc fixes to apply to 3.10. This is mostly bug
fixes (some of them regressions, some of them I deemed worth merging
now) along with some patches from Li Zhong hooking up the new
context tracking stuff (for the new full NO_HZ)

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