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    SubjectRe: [patch 2/5] infrastructure to debug (dynamic) objects
    On Mon, 24 Mar 2008, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 20:26:18 -0000
    > Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
    >
    > > The debugobjects core code keeps track of operations on static and
    > > dynamic objects by inserting them into a hashed list and sanity
    > > checking them on object operations and provides additional checks
    > > whenever kernel memory is freed.
    >
    > Prime candidates for conversion to this interface are locks: spinlocks,
    > rwlocks, mutexes, etc.
    >
    > a) it'd be interesting to get that done, as a proof-of-usefulness thing.

    /me looks for volunteers :)

    > b) but this code internally uses spinlocks. Will it explode?

    It should not, but we can use untracked spinlocks for the internals.

    > also list_heads and hlists. But
    >
    > a) that might be a bit redundant against the custome debugging which lists
    > already have and

    Yup.

    > b) this code uses lists and hlists internally?

    Yes, it uses hlists.

    Thanks,

    tglx



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