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Date:   Sat, 2 May 2020 23:16:30 +0000 (UTC)
From:   Christopher Lameter <cl@...ux.com>
To:     Rafael Aquini <aquini@...hat.com>
cc:     linux-mm@...ck.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        akpm@...ux-foundation.org, iamjoonsoo.kim@....com,
        rientjes@...gle.com, penberg@...nel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm: slub: add panic_on_error to the debug facilities

On Fri, 1 May 2020, Rafael Aquini wrote:

> Sometimes it is desirable to override SLUB's debug facilities
> default behavior upon stumbling on a cache or object error
> and just stop the execution in order to grab a coredump, at
> the error-spotting time, instead of trying to fix the issue
> and report in an attempt to keep the system rolling.

The stopping of execution on an error is the default behavior. Usually
you get some OOPS somewhere when data is corrupted and that causes a core
dump.

SLUB can fix the issue and continue if enabled by specifying special
options on boot. That is *not* the default.

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