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SubjectRe: 2.6.5-rc1-mm2
On Wednesday 31 March 2004 3:56 pm, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Jesse Barnes <> wrote:
> > On Wednesday 31 March 2004 12:06 pm, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > So are we to assume that this is the offending process? That the
> > > periodic slab reaping code has screwed up?
> >
> > It looks like it. Disabling the slab cache reaping function allows it to
> > boot again.
> I suspect that the reap timer is innocent and what we have is simply
> scribbled-on slab metadata. Which means it could be anything at all.

That's what I thought too, I'm trying to track down exactly which slab is
having problems now.

> One last thing: could you please stick a
> printk(KERN_EMERG "destroying slab %s\n", cachep->name);

I'm already booting up something similar...

> at the start of slab_destroy()? That'll help narrow it down.
> Could you also punt me over the .config? If I can make it happen, the
> binary search will find it. But it probably won't happen here.

I'm using sn2_defconfig in arch/ia64/configs.

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