Re: 2.4.2-pre3 compile error in 6pack.c

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Sun Feb 11 2001 - 14:59:13 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
> > 2.4.2-pre3 doesn't compile with 6pack as a module; I had to disable it;
> > now it compiles (and so far, works fine).
> It has a slight dependancy on -ac right now.
> KMALLOC_MAXSIZE is the alloc size limit - 131072. It checks this as kmalloc
> now panics if called with an oversize request

Would it be costly/reasonable to have kmalloc -not- panic if given a
too-large size? Principle of Least Surprises says it should return NULL
at the very least.


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