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SubjectRe: [bug, netconsole, SLUB] BUG skbuff_head_cache: Poison overwritten
Hi Evgeniy,

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 8:46 AM, Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru> wrote:
> Hi Ingo.
>
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 11:42:22PM +0200, Ingo Molnar (mingo@elte.hu) wrote:
>> Pid: 5098, comm: gdm-binary Not tainted 2.6.26-tip #3094
>> [<c0186f99>] print_trailer+0xa9/0xf0
>> [<c018707b>] check_bytes_and_report+0x9b/0xc0
>> [<c01874ae>] check_object+0x19e/0x1e0
>> [<c0187ef1>] __slab_alloc+0x371/0x4e0
>> [<c0188552>] kmem_cache_alloc+0xb2/0xc0
>> [<c06732dc>] ? __alloc_skb+0x2c/0x110
>
> Out of curiosity, why does it scream at allocation time?

Because it's checking for use-after-free errors. The object is
poisoned with POISON_FREE when it's free'd and we verify the poison
values at allocation time.

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 8:46 AM, Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru> wrote:
> Does SLUB have a debug check at freeing time? If so, how does it work
> and why didn't it caught use after free there?

You can't detect use after free before the object is actually free'd ;-)

Pekka


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