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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.17-rc4 1/6] Base support for kmemleak
On 5/13/06, Catalin Marinas <> wrote:
> This patch adds the base support for the kernel memory leak detector. It
> traces the memory allocation/freeing in a way similar to the Boehm's
> conservative garbage collector, the difference being that the orphan
> pointers are not freed but only shown in /proc/memleak. Enabling this
> feature would introduce an overhead to memory allocations.

Hmm. How much is the overhead anyway? I am guessing lots so can we
reasonably expect anyone to run such kernel? Why isn't DEBUG_SLAB_LEAK
enough for us?

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