Seems to be solved
PCMCIA Installation and Configuration Issues
lock up with message "kmem_alloc: Bad slab magic (...)" after insmoding pcmcia_core (Tim Johann)
Date: 2000, Feb 11
From: David Hinds <email@example.com>
This appeared to be due to use of an older (3.1.3) PCMCIA driver release, and is fixed in current drivers.
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