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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.17-rc6 7/9] Remove some of the kmemleak false positives

    * Pekka J Enberg <penberg@cs.Helsinki.FI> wrote:

    > > > - arch/i386/kernel/setup.c:
    > > > False positive because res pointer is stored in a global instance of
    > > > struct resource.
    > >
    > > there's no good way around this one but to annotate it in one way or
    > > another.
    >
    > Scanning bss and data sections is too expensive, I guess. I would
    > prefer we create a separate section for gc roots but what you're
    > suggesting is ok as well.

    kmemleak does scan global data sections. I dont know why we dont
    discover this particular pointer though: the resource pointer ought to
    be accessible via the iomem_resource.parent/sibling/child sorted list.
    Hm.

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