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    SubjectRe: SLUB: Return ZERO_SIZE_PTR for kmalloc(0)
    On Mon, 4 Jun 2007, Pekka Enberg wrote:

    > On Fri, 1 Jun 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > > They are different instances which happen to have the same length (zero).
    > On 6/2/07, Christoph Lameter <> wrote:
    > > I guess one could use the slab allocators as a type of reservation
    > > ticket generator with zero sized objects. Hmmm.... But is that really a
    > > useful thing to do?
    > Can someone remind me why we can't do what mm/slab.c does for
    > zero-size allocations in slub too?

    We are doing that right now. The problem is that people keep storing stuff
    in memory allocated with kmalloc(0).

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