[Haifux] Oops your system with plain malloc()

Tzafrir Cohen tzafrir at cohens.org.il
Thu May 17 23:23:37 MSD 2012

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 09:31:16PM +0300, Eli Billauer wrote:
> On 05/17/2012 08:56 PM, Shlomi Fish wrote:
>> Oh wait! You're using kernel- - not kernel 3.5.x (which does not exist
>> yet). That's a really old version. Is it an up-to-date distribution kernel? If
>> so - you can report it to your distributor. If not - you should upgrade.
> Of course I should upgrade. That way I'll exchange a problem which has  
> zero impact on my system (currently) with  one that will possibly cause  
> real trouble. That's the good thing about upgrading all the time: You  
> have a lot of quality time with you computer, fixing whatever broke when  
> you upgraded to fix the previous problem.
> I may consider upgrading to a kernel > 2.6.35 which has gone through a  
> long phase of "bug fixes only" but I understand there is no such around  
> at the moment. What I call a vintage kernel.

You obviously have a beefy system with memory to spare. You obviously
don't really care rebooting it. The logical conclusion: build some
kernels and test it. Grab a kernel tree, see if this still crashes
v2.6.35, and if so, git bisect is your friend.

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