Re: 2.4.11 oops

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 17:44:46 EST

On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Bob Matthews wrote:
> I've received an oops while booting 2.4.11 on two different SMP
> machines. The kernel was SMP, HIGHMEM=64G with sym53c8xx, 3c59x,
> eepro100, aic7xx and megaraid drivers statically linked.


Slab debugging is not compatible with HIGHMEM=64G as-is, I think (and we
didn't use to expose that CONFIG option to normal users until recently).
Th ebug is in get_pgd_slow() in include/asm-i386/pgalloc.h, where it just
does a "kmalloc()" and expects the thing to be magically aligned.

Does anybody have (tested) patches for this?


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