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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.17-rc6 7/9] Remove some of the kmemleak false positives
    On Mon, 2006-06-12 at 09:11 +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
    > On 12/06/06, Pekka Enberg <> wrote:
    > > Hi Catalin,
    > >
    > > On 6/11/06, Catalin Marinas <> wrote:
    > > > There are allocations for which the main pointer cannot be found but they
    > > > are not memory leaks. This patch fixes some of them.
    > >
    > > Can we fix this by looking for pointers to anywhere in the allocated
    > > memory block instead of just looking for the start?
    > I thought about this as well (I think that's how Valgrind works) but
    > it would increase the chances of missing real leaks. It currently
    > looks for the start of the block and a few locations inside the block
    > (those from which the main pointer is computed using the
    > container_of() macro).
    > I need to do some tests to see how it works but I won't be able to use
    > the radix_tree (as storing each location in the block would lead to a
    > huge tree).

    A radix-priority-search-tree would allow to store intervals and query


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