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SubjectRe: kmemcheck caught read from freed memory (cfq_free_io_context)
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On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 13:46 +0300, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> Hi Paul,
>
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 1:40 PM, Paul E. McKenney
> <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> > I am still confused.
> >
> > o The kmem_cache has SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU.
> >
> > o This means that a given slab should not be returned to the
> > system until a grace period elapses.
>
> Yeah, that's what I thought too, that this is a SLUB bug but Peter
> convinced me otherwise. SLUB keeps the _page_ around so the pointer
> will be _valid_, although it might not be _your_ pointer so the caller
> needs to do some validation step. Or at least that's how I understood
> what Peter was saying.

Correct, that is always how i understood SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU to work.

Does SLAB (as opposed to SLUB) do it differently?



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