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Date:   Tue, 4 Apr 2017 21:42:21 +0200
From:   Michal Hocko <>
To:     Christoph Lameter <>
Cc:     Kees Cook <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Pekka Enberg <>,
        David Rientjes <>,
        Joonsoo Kim <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm: Add additional consistency check

On Tue 04-04-17 14:13:06, Cristopher Lameter wrote:
> 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.

Why when an alternative is a memory leak?

Michal Hocko

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