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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.17-rc4 1/6] Base support for kmemleak
    On 5/13/06, Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@gmail.com> 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?

    Pekka
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