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SubjectRe: 2.4.2-pre3 compile error in 6pack.c
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> > Would it be costly/reasonable to have kmalloc -not- panic if given a
> > too-large size? Principle of Least Surprises says it should return NULL
> > at the very least.
>
> It's on purpose; to find the erroneous drivers.

Unfortunately Linus forgot to provide a way to check if a kmalloc is too
large so the drivers cannot work around it. Dave put an incredibly ugly
constant assumption in af_unix for this and no doubt more will follow.

So -ac added the constant

Alan

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