From: Alexey Dobriyan
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 16:57:17 EST

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 11:22:27AM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 08:12:41AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > So no, lists aren't "special" in any inherent way, they are just special
> > in these kinds of "incidentally, a lot of random data structure corruption
> > has traditionally shown up in lists, because there are so many of them".
> It's also been _really_ useful for showing up random bit flips in bad hardware.
> "hey, if that bit had been a 1, this pointer would have looked valid and we
> wouldn't have oopsed" has led to quite a few cases where the reporter then
> found a session with memtest86 enlightening.

Affirmative, LIST_DEBUG is very useful.

Let's look again at what patch actually does: writes to corrupted memory
will be done even if it's known for sure it's corrupted.

There is


in forget_original_parent(). Should it be changed to WARN_ON? Why [not]?

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