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Jarkko Hietaniemi
March 18, 2001 13:58
Re: my purify runs with 5.6.1-to-be
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On Sun, Mar 18, 2001 at 11:54:04PM +0200, Radu Greab wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Mar 2001 22:47 -0600, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
>  > > That said, I still don't understand the _reason_ why my approach
>  > > (with the stash refcounting added) fails in some places.  There is
>  > > some sort of memory corruption going on here and we need to find it.
>  > 
>  > Yes, definitely.  We seen to have opened (at least a small) can of
>  > worms.  Based on what I so far can see with gdb my bet is on not
>  > something directly corrupting the data but instead something freeing
>  > the data prematurely.
> I have a few more details about the core dumps. They are not caused
> directly by Sarathy's patch, but they were made visible.

Yes, this was likely.

I unfortunately ran out of the time units I thought I would have
this weekend for further debugging of the pmop_clear mystery :-(

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        # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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