Re: [PATCH] Make

From: Dave Jones
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 12:41:06 EST

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 08:12:41AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> So no, lists aren't "special" in any inherent way, they are just special
> in these kinds of "incidentally, a lot of random data structure corruption
> has traditionally shown up in lists, because there are so many of them".

It's also been _really_ useful for showing up random bit flips in bad hardware.

"hey, if that bit had been a 1, this pointer would have looked valid and we
wouldn't have oopsed" has led to quite a few cases where the reporter then
found a session with memtest86 enlightening.


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