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SubjectRe: Slab corruption in 2.6.16-rc5-mm2
On 3/6/06, Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 10:41:07PM +0100, Jesper Juhl wrote:
>
> > CONFIG_DEBUG_SLAB
> > CONFIG_PAGE_OWNER
> > CONFIG_DEBUG_VM
> > CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC
> >
> > The resulting kernel boots and runs just fine (no Oops) and leaves
> > nothing in dmesg.
> > So, without the debugging options it appears to the user that
> > everything is OK - nasty.
>
> DEBUG_PAGEALLOC in particular is *fantastic* at making bugs hide.
> I've lost many an hour trying to pin bugs down due to that.
>

Well, in this case, turning the option *off* hides the bug ;)

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