Re: Linux 2.4.21-pre3-ac4 [PATCH]

From: Hugh Dickins (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 08:21:14 EST

On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> Your compiler must really like you, seeing as it would barf on any
> significant I/O here. Somewhere along the line, somebody removed
> the INIT_LIST_HEAD for current->local_pages from fork.c and didn't
> put it back somewhere else (like INIT_TASK or whatever was in mind.)

Yes, I posted the same patch a couple of days ago. We've now had
several confirmations (for which thanks) that it fixes __free_pages_ok
oops many were seeing in 2.4.21-pre3-ac. (But the problem was in
allocating memory when low, rather than in significant I/O.)


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