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    SubjectRe: [Slub allocator] There are chances that kmem_cache_cpu->freelist gets lost if the process happens to be rescheduled to a differenet cpu before the local_irq_save() completes in __slab_alloc()
    On Tue, 13 Dec 2011, Eric Dumazet wrote:

    > We can be interrupted and the IRQ handler can free an object an populate
    > freelist too. So the check must always be done.

    True. So a small memory leak that remained undetected. Hmm.... Wonder how
    one can create some diagnostics to allow detection of this in the future.

    Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>


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