Re: 2.4.0-test8-pre1 is quite bad / how about integrating Rik's VM now?

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Sun Sep 03 2000 - 14:07:13 EST

On Sun, 3 Sep 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Sep 2000, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > >
> > > I'd like to know what it was. Last I heard, it was still the
> > > case of "pages just off the freelist had some bits set that they
> > > shouldn't have". That makes me nervous.
> >
> > Nope, that was what you /thought/ it was.
> Rik.
> You're apparently completely ignoring the fact that the page
> "already on the LRU queue" was just allocated from
> __alloc_pages() in the backtrace you had.

It wasn't. If it was allocated there, the boobytraps in
either rmqueue() or page_reclaim() would have caught it.

> It's not me "thinking" anything. That was what your backtrace
> said. And apparently it's still not clear _why_. So why are you
> arguing?

Because I've boobytrapped rmqueue() and page_reclaim() and
know that it isn't what it seemed like at first.



"What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
       -- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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