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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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