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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nommu: fix kobjsize() for SLOB and SLUB
Hi Paul,

Paul Mundt wrote:
> Not until the page->index bits are killed, otherwise you aren't fixing
> anything. SLOB on nommu with those page->index tests will automatically
> oops today, before or after your patches. Until that's resolved, there's
> no point in pretending like kobjsize() has been "fixed". As no one has
> come up with a valid reason for those tests existing in the first place,
> simply having your patches and killing the BUG_ON()'s seems ok.

Sorry if I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but can you explain
why removing the ->index bits are safe? I mean, if removing them is
really okay, that means we don't hit that code path with SLAB at all?

Paul Mundt wrote:
> If we're not going to kill the BUG_ON()'s, then your patches are purely
> cosmetic fixups with no behavioural change -- (ie, nommu is still hosed
> on SLOB with current git).

It fixes nommu with SLUB, doesn't it?


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