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authorStanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@redhat.com>2012-01-10 15:07:28 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-01-10 16:30:42 -0800
commitc0a32fc5a2e470d0b02597b23ad79a317735253e (patch)
tree2d164edae0062918ca2088772c00b0615781353b /include/linux/page-debug-flags.h
parent1399ff86f2a2bbacbbe68fa00c5f8c752b344723 (diff)
downloadlinaro-lsk-c0a32fc5a2e470d0b02597b23ad79a317735253e.tar.gz
mm: more intensive memory corruption debugging
With CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC configured, the CPU will generate an exception on access (read,write) to an unallocated page, which permits us to catch code which corrupts memory. However the kernel is trying to maximise memory usage, hence there are usually few free pages in the system and buggy code usually corrupts some crucial data. This patch changes the buddy allocator to keep more free/protected pages and to interlace free/protected and allocated pages to increase the probability of catching corruption. When the kernel is compiled with CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC, debug_guardpage_minorder defines the minimum order used by the page allocator to grant a request. The requested size will be returned with the remaining pages used as guard pages. The default value of debug_guardpage_minorder is zero: no change from current behaviour. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: tweak documentation, s/flg/flag/] Signed-off-by: Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@redhat.com> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com> Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/linux/page-debug-flags.h')
-rw-r--r--include/linux/page-debug-flags.h4
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/page-debug-flags.h b/include/linux/page-debug-flags.h
index b0638fd91e9..22691f61404 100644
--- a/include/linux/page-debug-flags.h
+++ b/include/linux/page-debug-flags.h
@@ -13,6 +13,7 @@
enum page_debug_flags {
PAGE_DEBUG_FLAG_POISON, /* Page is poisoned */
+ PAGE_DEBUG_FLAG_GUARD,
};
/*
@@ -21,7 +22,8 @@ enum page_debug_flags {
*/
#ifdef CONFIG_WANT_PAGE_DEBUG_FLAGS
-#if !defined(CONFIG_PAGE_POISONING) \
+#if !defined(CONFIG_PAGE_POISONING) && \
+ !defined(CONFIG_PAGE_GUARD) \
/* && !defined(CONFIG_PAGE_DEBUG_SOMETHING_ELSE) && ... */
#error WANT_PAGE_DEBUG_FLAGS is turned on with no debug features!
#endif