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SubjectRe: [patch-2.4.0-test8-pre1] buglet in sk_init().
On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Wouldn't it be better if we move the null pointer test and the panic()
> > inside kmem_cache_create() similar to this
>
> Most kmem_cache_creates should not be fatal. I question the socket one
> in some ways

because it is ok to have a protocol family compiled but being unable
(i.e. oops) to instantiate a socket in that family? I see what you
mean... I can only imagine very rare situations when that is desirable -
e.g. on an distr. install kernel, it is better to have no valid sock cache
than panic on boot.

Regards,
Tigran

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