DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2007-01
Re: [issue410] PREVIEW (SMP) crash on initializing the bridge
On Thu, 4 Jan 2007 10:45:05 -0800 (PST)
Matthew Dillon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Good catch, Thomas. Those allocation calls are seriously broken.
> No code is supposed to use M_RNOWAIT ... it is supposed to be an internal
> flag used only by the other #define M_* macros. Without M_NULLOK the
> kmalloc() will panic. Without any M_USE_* flags any RNOWAIT will
> cause the underlying VM system to be called without the correct VM
> allocation flags, and crash precisely due to the reason you cited.
> I also agree that M_*NOWAIT should not be used at al lthere. This is
> probably a left-over from FreeBSD, which used M_NOWAIT freely in
> initialization code with the expectation that the malloc would only
> ever fail due to a lack of resources. In DragonFly, M_NOWAIT really
> does mean no-waiting... any blocking condition will cause it to fail.
> All of those calls should probably be M_WAITOK. Please go ahead and
> make that commit now.
Does this also explain why this problem occurs in SMP only?
Gergo Szakal <email@example.com>
University Of Szeged, HU
Faculty Of General Medicine
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