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SubjectRe: [PATCH] eCryptfs - use page_alloc not kmalloc to get a page of memory
On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 11:13:03 -0500
Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com> wrote:

> With SLUB debugging turned on in 2.6.26, I was getting memory corruption
> when testing eCryptfs. The root cause turned out to be that eCryptfs
> was doing kmalloc(PAGE_CACHE_SIZE); virt_to_page() and treating that
> as a nice page-aligned chunk of memory. But at least with SLUB debugging
> on, this is not always true, and the page we get from virt_to_page does
> not necessarily match the PAGE_CACHE_SIZE worth of memory we got from
> kmalloc.
>
> My simple testcase was 2 loops doing "rm -f fileX; cp /tmp/fileX ." for
> 2 different multi-megabyte files. With this change I no longer see
> the corruption.

The fix applies to both 2.6.25 and to 2.6.26 and appears to be needed
in both kernel versions, so I have tagged it for backporting into both.



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