Slab errors on 4xx (STB04)

Roland Dreier rdreier at
Mon Apr 10 11:42:17 EST 2006

    Andre> Since it _seems_ to work nevertheless - is
    Andre> CONFIG_DEBUG_SLAB known to be broken on this platform?
    Andre> (Although such stack traces are only printed when doing sth
    Andre> with the USB). Or is this caused by some other (memory
    Andre> initialization?) error?

Last time I looked, I think CONFIG_DEBUG_SLAB was broken on
non-cache-coherent architectures (such as PPC 4xx).  The reason is
that the slab poisoning breaks the cacheline alignment of slabs, and
then invalidating the cache can trash stuff that slab debugging ends
up thinking is overwritten.

 - R.

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