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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/10] Kernel memory leak detector 0.8
    On 12/07/06, Michal Piotrowski <> wrote:
    > I have tried
    > #define SCAN_BLOCK_SIZE 2048
    > and
    > #define SCAN_BLOCK_SIZE 1024
    > Unfortunately it doesn't change anything.

    I realised that this only reduces the time running with interrupts
    disabled but won't solve the soft lockup.

    > Please try something like this
    > on tty1
    > isic -s rand -d your ip (
    > on tty2
    > kml_collector (
    > (I have tried to read random files from /sys on vanilla kernel, but I
    > can't reproduce that lockup)

    Couldn't get it on my (embedded) platform but I think that's because
    there are only a few reports in the memleak file. You have thousands
    of reports and I think reading the memleak file is causing the soft

    Until we identify the leak (or false positive), you can use the
    attached patch to supress the reports for context_struct_to_string.
    Hopefully, this should eliminate the soft lockup as well.

    Ignore the (real) leak report in context_struct_to_string

    From: Catalin Marinas <>

    This might be a real leak but, because of the amount of information
    kmemleak reports, we ignore it for now to allow testing of other parts of

    Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <>

    security/selinux/ss/services.c | 3 +++
    1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/security/selinux/ss/services.c b/security/selinux/ss/services.c
    index d2e80e6..f8cf098 100644
    --- a/security/selinux/ss/services.c
    +++ b/security/selinux/ss/services.c
    @@ -548,6 +548,9 @@ static int context_struct_to_string(stru

    /* Allocate space for the context; caller must free this space. */
    scontextp = kmalloc(*scontext_len, GFP_ATOMIC);
    + /* This might be a real leak but we ignore it for now to allow
    + * testing other parts of kmemleak */
    + memleak_not_leak(scontextp);
    if (!scontextp) {
    return -ENOMEM;
     \ /
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