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SubjectRe: [patch] pae-2.4.3-C3

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

> > the problem is that redzoning is enabled unconditionally, and SLAB has no
> > information about how crutial alignment is in the case of any particular
> > SLAB cache. The CPU generates a general protection fault if in PAE mode a
> > non-16-byte aligned pgd is loaded into %cr3.
>
> How about just fixing the debug code to align things? Sure it wastes a
> bit of memory, but debug code is like that.

redzoning also catches code which assumes specific alignment.

Ingo

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