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    SubjectRe: kmalloc zero size changes break i386
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    I think the oops below is related -- Michael reports that avoiding
    kmalloc(0) in the mlx4_ib driver makes it go away.

    From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@dev.mellanox.co.il>
    Subject: oops on mlx4 modprobe
    To: general@lists.openfabrics.org, Roland Dreier <rolandd@cisco.com>
    Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 11:47:51 +0300
    Reply-To: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@dev.mellanox.co.il>

    I got the following when loading mlx4_ib on git
    589f1e81bde732dd0b1bc5d01b6bddd4bcb4527b


    [ 1350.668590] Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000028 RIP:
    [ 1350.674068] [<ffffffff8027b373>] __kmalloc+0x51/0xaf
    [ 1350.682159] PGD 0
    [ 1350.684378] Oops: 0000 [1] SMP
    [ 1350.687735] CPU 3
    [ 1350.689950] Modules linked in: ib_ipoib ib_cm ib_sa ib_uverbs ib_umad mlx4_ib mlx4_core ib_mthca ib_mad ib_core piix ata_piix
    [ 1350.701777] Pid: 5391, comm: ipoib Not tainted 2.6.22-x86_64-git #119
    [ 1350.708400] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff8027b373>] [<ffffffff8027b373>] __kmalloc+0x51/0xaf
    [ 1350.716536] RSP: 0018:ffff81007c655ba0 EFLAGS: 00010046
    [ 1350.722034] RAX: 0000000000000003 RBX: 0000000000000246 RCX: 0000000000000040
    [ 1350.729352] RDX: ffff81007ed15000 RSI: 00000000000000d0 RDI: 0000000000000000
    [ 1350.736669] RBP: ffff81007c655bc0 R08: 00000000fffffff0 R09: ffff810075779d80
    [ 1350.743985] R10: 0000000000000001 R11: 0000000005b8d800 R12: 00000000000000d0
    [ 1350.751302] R13: 0000000000000010 R14: ffff81007ed7cc78 R15: ffff81007dbad800
    [ 1350.758620] FS: 0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff81007ff2b340(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
    [ 1350.767089] CS: 0010 DS: 0018 ES: 0018 CR0: 000000008005003b
    [ 1350.773021] CR2: 0000000000000028 CR3: 0000000075ca6000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
    [ 1350.780338] Process ipoib (pid: 5391, threadinfo ffff81007c654000, task ffff81007c5d8040)
    [ 1350.788895] Stack: ffff81007ed7cc00 0000000000000000 ffff81007ed7cc00 ffff81007ed7cd20
    [ 1350.797331] ffff81007c655c40 ffffffff88063cb6 ffff81006ae20b80 000000006ae20c30
    [ 1350.805151] ffff81007c655df0 ffff81007e3ba380 00000000000000d0 ffff81007ffa7c80
    [ 1350.812587] Call Trace:
    [ 1350.815619] [<ffffffff88063cb6>] :mlx4_ib:create_qp_common+0x558/0x736
    [ 1350.822421] [<ffffffff88064c2e>] :mlx4_ib:mlx4_ib_create_qp+0x62/0x11f
    [ 1350.829223] [<ffffffff880999d2>] :ib_ipoib:ipoib_cm_tx_completion+0x0/0x2bb
    [ 1350.836461] [<ffffffff8800eca9>] :ib_core:ib_create_qp+0x18/0x94
    [ 1350.842743] [<ffffffff8809a281>] :ib_ipoib:ipoib_cm_tx_start+0x216/0x651
    [ 1350.849714] [<ffffffff80244382>] queue_work+0x3f/0x4a
    [ 1350.855043] [<ffffffff88080e63>] :ib_sa:ib_sa_join_multicast+0x292/0x2df
    [ 1350.862030] [<ffffffff8809a06b>] :ib_ipoib:ipoib_cm_tx_start+0x0/0x651
    [ 1350.868829] [<ffffffff80243cd4>] run_workqueue+0x85/0x10f
    [ 1350.874501] [<ffffffff80244695>] worker_thread+0x0/0xe7
    [ 1350.880000] [<ffffffff80244771>] worker_thread+0xdc/0xe7
    [ 1350.885585] [<ffffffff80247747>] autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x38
    [ 1350.892036] [<ffffffff80247622>] kthread+0x49/0x77
    [ 1350.897102] [<ffffffff8020caa8>] child_rip+0xa/0x12
    [ 1350.902254] [<ffffffff802475d9>] kthread+0x0/0x77
    [ 1350.907231] [<ffffffff8020ca9e>] child_rip+0x0/0x12
    [ 1350.912384]
    [ 1350.914068]
    [ 1350.914068] Code: 49 8b 54 c5 00 83 3a 00 74 16 8b 02 c7 42 0c 01 00 00 00 ff
    [ 1350.923599] RIP [<ffffffff8027b373>] __kmalloc+0x51/0xaf
    [ 1350.929195] RSP <ffff81007c655ba0>
    [ 1350.932873] CR2: 0000000000000028
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