cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_malloc.c src/share/man/man9 Makefile redzone.9 src/sys/vm redzone.c redzone.h src/sys/conf NOTES files options

Kris Kennaway kris at
Wed Feb 1 09:23:56 PST 2006

On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 11:44:27AM -0500, Andrew Gallatin wrote:
> Steve Kargl writes:
>  > On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 10:47:52AM -0500, Andrew Gallatin wrote:
>  > > WARNING: WITNESS option enabled, expect reduced performance.
>  > > Memory modified after free 0xffffff0000006d00(248) val=5 @ 0xffffff0000006dd0
>  > > kernel trap 9 with interrupts disabled
>  > 
>  > You can trigger this panic without the red zone stuff.
>  > See my string of post from yesterday.  Something went
> Your panic looks like the same panic as mine, but with memguard rather
> than redzone.  These systems do similar things, I suppose it is only
> natural that they'd be hit by the same bug.
>  > into sys/ on 2006-01-26 that is causing the problems.
>  > I suspect the pts code, but can't prove it, yet.
> I built a kernel without 'device pty' thus removing the pts code, and
> I still see the same panic with redzone enabled.  Perhaps your initial
> panic is the result of the pts code, but this memguard/redzone panic
> is different, and may not be related.
> My original question still stands: Does redzone work in combination
> with INVARIANTS on other platforms?  Amd64 is the only -current
> platform I'm running...

I tested it on i386 with invariants.

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