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    Subject[36/55] [PARISC] slub: fix panic with DISCONTIGMEM
    2.6.38-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


    From: James Bottomley <>

    commit 4a5fa3590f09999f6db41bc386bce40848fa9f63 upstream.

    Slub makes assumptions about page_to_nid() which are violated by
    DISCONTIGMEM and !NUMA. This violation results in a panic because
    page_to_nid() can be non-zero for pages in the discontiguous ranges and
    this leads to a null return by get_node(). The assertion by the
    maintainer is that DISCONTIGMEM should only be allowed when NUMA is also
    defined. However, at least six architectures: alpha, ia64, m32r, m68k,
    mips, parisc violate this. The panic is a regression against slab, so
    just mark slub broken in the problem configuration to prevent users
    reporting these panics.

    Acked-by: David Rientjes <>
    Acked-by: Pekka Enberg <>
    Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    init/Kconfig | 1 +
    1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

    --- a/init/Kconfig
    +++ b/init/Kconfig
    @@ -1209,6 +1209,7 @@ config SLAB
    per cpu and per node queues.

    config SLUB
    + depends on BROKEN || NUMA || !DISCONTIGMEM
    bool "SLUB (Unqueued Allocator)"
    SLUB is a slab allocator that minimizes cache line usage

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