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Date:	Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:06:44 -0400
From:	Sasha Levin <levinsasha928@...il.com>
To:	Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 01/16] hashtable: introduce a small and naive hashtable

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 7:29 AM, Mathieu Desnoyers
<mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com> wrote:
> * Sasha Levin (levinsasha928@...il.com) wrote:
>> +
>> +     for (i = 0; i < sz; i++)
>> +             INIT_HLIST_HEAD(&ht[sz]);
>
> ouch. How did this work ? Has it been tested at all ?
>
> sz -> i

Funny enough, it works perfectly. Generally as a test I boot the
kernel in a VM and let it fuzz with trinity for a bit, doing that with
the code above worked flawlessly.

While it works, it's obviously wrong. Why does it work though? Usually
there's a list op happening pretty soon after that which brings the
list into proper state.

I've been playing with a patch that adds a magic value into list_head
if CONFIG_DEBUG_LIST is set, and checks that magic in the list debug
code in lib/list_debug.c.

Does it sound like something useful? If so I'll send that patch out.


Thanks,
Sasha
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