Re: [PATCH] General purpose zeroed page slab

From: Matthew Wilcox <matthew_at_wil.cx>
Date: 2004-10-15 03:36:37
On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 01:30:21PM -0400, Brian Gerst wrote:
> This doesn't work as you expect it does.  The constructor is only called 
> when a new slab is created, for each new object on the slab.  It is 
> _not_ run again when an object is freed.  So if a page is freed then 
> immediately reallocated it will contain garbage.

The user is responsible for zeroing the page before handing it back to
the slab allocator.

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