[PATCH 1/2] net/hyperv: Fix data corruption in rndis_filter_receive()

Haiyang Zhang haiyangz at microsoft.com
Mon Mar 12 15:39:02 UTC 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Miller [mailto:davem at davemloft.net]
> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 6:51 PM
> To: Haiyang Zhang
> Cc: KY Srinivasan; netdev at vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org;
> devel at linuxdriverproject.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] net/hyperv: Fix data corruption in
> rndis_filter_receive()
> It is very tiring explaining how to submit patches properly, and here you've
> made a poor submission once again.
> You haven't indicated what tree you want these changes applied to.
> You also mixed bug fixes and feature patches into the same patch set.
> So the patch set isn't appropriate for the 'net' tree, because only the most
> critical bug fixes can go there now.
> And this patch set is also not appropriate for the 'net-next' tree because I can
> only presume you want the important bug fix propagated upstream as fast as
> possible but it cannot go in with the feature patch since the feature patch is
> absolutely not appropriate for the 'net' tree right now.
> I really don't see why it's such a hard thing to simply say where you want
> patches applied when you submit them.  Do you want me to simply guess?
> How else am I supposed to figure out what you want?

I want both patches go to the 'net-next' tree. The patch [1/2] is required by the 
vlan trunking feature [2/2]. So they should go together.

The bug in rndis_filter_receive() does NOT happen until we start to use 
'per-packet-data' by the vlan trunking feature, so the bug fix [1/2] isn't urgent 
to be applied into 'net' tree.

And, thanks for the reminder, I will specify the target tree in future submissions.

- Haiyang

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