Re: [PATCH] fix memory leak in mm/slab.c::alloc_kmemlist() (try #3)

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Christoph Lameter <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> > Fix memory leak in mm/slab.c::alloc_kmemlist().
> > If one allocation fails we have to roll-back all allocations made up to the 
> > point of failure.
> Sorry but you cannot roll back. alloc_kmemlist() could have been used for
> tuning the cpucache while accesses to the slab continue. "Rolling back" 
> would partially destroy the slab for some nodes and likely cause the 
> system to crash. We can only roll back if this is actually an initial 
> allocation and we are assured that the whole thing is not yet in use.

Well that's a big pickle.  How about allocating everything first, saving it
locally then, if that all worked out, install it?

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