Subject: Re: compartmentalization of kernel memory
To: Matthew Mondor <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/08/2003 20:07:01
Matthew Mondor wrote:
> It uses a magic "cookie" which each special system structures which can

With option DEBUG, kernel fills any free(9)d kernel memory
with 0xdeadbeef pattern. This helps to track down 'memory use after
free' and 'use unitialized memory'.

Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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