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Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:54:56 +0000
From: Sona Sarmadi <>
To: "" <>
Subject: RE: CVE-2016-5696: linux kernel - challange ack
 information leak.

> > > You can _always_ just apply the patch to your local tree, there's
> > > never a need to wait for me to get a kernel out.  That's the
> > > advantage of having the source for your systems :)
> > Yes, we can do that but sometimes the patches for newer kernels don't
> > apply cleanly on older versions.
> > There is always a risk that our home grown patches have undesired side
> > effects. We prefer your sign of approval on patches for older kernels
> > :)
> Heh, fair enough.  This fix is now in the kernels that were released today
> (4.7.1, 4.6.7, 4.4.18, and 3.14.76), hope that helps.
> greg k-h

Thanks a lot Greg, yes this helps :) I could apply  patch from linux-3.14.y branch 
to linux-3.12.y as well (the code looks similar). 


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