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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Prevent an oops in vmalloc_user()
On Thu, 09 Nov 2006 23:29:34 +0100
Eric Dumazet <> wrote:

> Jonathan Corbet a __crit :
> > Prevent an oops in vmalloc_user()
> >
> > If an attempt to allocate memory with vmalloc_user() fails, the result
> > will be an oops when it tries to tweak the flags in the (non-existent)
> > VMA. One could argue that __find_vm_area() should not return a random
> > pointer on failure, but vmalloc_user() requires a check regardless.
> >
> Yes, I already posted a patch for that, and other problem as well.
> Maybe it was lost...

It's in -mm but I'd queued it for 2.6.20 because you went and mixed a bunch
of things into the same patch.

Whatever - I'll push it for 2.6.19.
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