Subject: Re: compartmentalization of kernel memory
To: None <>
From: Matthew Mondor <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/08/2003 14:38:01
On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 08:07:01PM +0200, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:

> 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'.

Yes indeed, and similar techniques used at other kernel locations could
possibly be useful