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Date:   Tue, 4 Apr 2017 14:13:06 -0500 (CDT)
From:   Christoph Lameter <>
To:     Michal Hocko <>
cc:     Kees Cook <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Pekka Enberg <>,
        David Rientjes <>,
        Joonsoo Kim <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm: Add additional consistency check

On Tue, 4 Apr 2017, Michal Hocko wrote:

> Yes, but we do not have to blow the kernel, right? Why cannot we simply
> leak that memory?

Because it is a serious bug to attempt to free a non slab object using
slab operations. This is often the result of memory corruption, coding
errs etc. The system needs to stop right there.

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