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SubjectRe: [CHECKER] large stack variables (>=1K) in 2.4.4 and 2.4.4-ac8


On Thu, 24 May 2001, Dawson Engler wrote:

> > check_nmi_watchdog() is __init and we know exactly when it's called.
> > The interesting cases (SMP kernel, since for UP NR_CPUS==1) are:
>
> Ah, nice --- I keep meaning to tell the checker to demote its warning
> about NULL bugs or large stack vars in __init routines and/or routines
> that have the substring "init" in them ;-)

Please, don't. These functions are often used from/as init_module(),
so they must handle the case when allocation fails. They can be
called long after the boot.

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