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SubjectRe: memleaks, acpi + ext4 + tty
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"Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have an assorted collection of kmemleak reports for acpi, ext4 and
> tty, not sure how to read these yet to fix so figure I'd at least post
> them. To reproduce I can just dd=/dev/zero to some big file and played
> some video.

If you do a few echo scan > /sys/kernel/debug/kmemleak, do they
disappear (i.e. transient false positives)?
Which kernel version is this?

> unreferenced object 0xffff88003e0015c0 (size 64):
> comm "swapper", pid 1, jiffies 4294892352
> backtrace:
> [<ffffffff81121fad>] create_object+0x13d/0x2d0
> [<ffffffff81122265>] kmemleak_alloc+0x25/0x60
> [<ffffffff81118a03>] kmem_cache_alloc_node+0x193/0x200
> [<ffffffff8152509e>] process_zones+0x70/0x1cd
> [<ffffffff81525230>] pageset_cpuup_callback+0x35/0x92
> [<ffffffff8152c9b7>] notifier_call_chain+0x47/0x90
> [<ffffffff81078549>] __raw_notifier_call_chain+0x9/0x10
> [<ffffffff81523f25>] _cpu_up+0x75/0x130
> [<ffffffff8152403a>] cpu_up+0x5a/0x6a
> [<ffffffff8181969e>] kernel_init+0xcc/0x1ba
> [<ffffffff810130ca>] child_rip+0xa/0x20
> [<ffffffffffffffff>] 0xffffffffffffffff

Can't really tell. Maybe a false positive caused by kmemleak not
scanning the pgdata node_zones. Can you post your .config file?

> unreferenced object 0xffff88003cb5f700 (size 64):
> comm "swapper", pid 1, jiffies 4294892459
> backtrace:
> [<ffffffff81121fad>] create_object+0x13d/0x2d0
> [<ffffffff81122265>] kmemleak_alloc+0x25/0x60
> [<ffffffff81119f3b>] __kmalloc+0x16b/0x250
> [<ffffffff812bb549>] kzalloc+0xf/0x11
> [<ffffffff812bbb53>] acpi_add_single_object+0x58e/0xd3c
> [<ffffffff812bc51c>] acpi_bus_scan+0x125/0x1af
> [<ffffffff81842361>] acpi_scan_init+0xc8/0xe9
> [<ffffffff8184211c>] acpi_init+0x21f/0x265
> [<ffffffff8100a05b>] do_one_initcall+0x4b/0x1b0
> [<ffffffff81819736>] kernel_init+0x164/0x1ba
> [<ffffffff810130ca>] child_rip+0xa/0x20
> [<ffffffffffffffff>] 0xffffffffffffffff

I get ACPI reports as well and they may be real leaks. However, I
didn't have time to analyse the code (pretty complicated reference
counting).

> unreferenced object 0xffff880039571800 (size 1024):
> comm "exe", pid 1168, jiffies 4294893410
> backtrace:
> [<ffffffff81121fad>] create_object+0x13d/0x2d0
> [<ffffffff81122265>] kmemleak_alloc+0x25/0x60
> [<ffffffff81119f3b>] __kmalloc+0x16b/0x250
> [<ffffffff811e1d71>] ext4_mb_init+0x1a1/0x590
> [<ffffffff811d2da3>] ext4_fill_super+0x1df3/0x26c0
> [<ffffffff8112774f>] get_sb_bdev+0x16f/0x1b0
> [<ffffffff811c8fd3>] ext4_get_sb+0x13/0x20
> [<ffffffff81127216>] vfs_kern_mount+0x76/0x180
> [<ffffffff8112738d>] do_kern_mount+0x4d/0x130
> [<ffffffff8113fc57>] do_mount+0x307/0x8b0
> [<ffffffff8114028f>] sys_mount+0x8f/0xe0
> [<ffffffff81011f02>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
> [<ffffffffffffffff>] 0xffffffffffffffff

The ext4 reports are real leaks and patch was posted here -
http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/7/15/62. However, it hasn't been merged into
mainline yet (I cc'ed Aneesh).

The patch is merged in my "kmemleak-fixes" branch on
git://linux-arm.org/linux-2.6.git.

> unreferenced object 0xffff880006ce0400 (size 1024):
> comm "mplayer", pid 5293, jiffies 4295366945
> backtrace:
> [<ffffffff81121fad>] create_object+0x13d/0x2d0
> [<ffffffff81122265>] kmemleak_alloc+0x25/0x60
> [<ffffffff81119f3b>] __kmalloc+0x16b/0x250
> [<ffffffff813021b0>] tty_buffer_request_room+0xc0/0x190
> [<ffffffff8130244c>] tty_insert_flip_string+0x3c/0xb0
> [<ffffffff81302f49>] pty_write+0x49/0x70
> [<ffffffff812fd3b0>] n_tty_write+0x1c0/0x450
> [<ffffffff812f9ec1>] tty_write+0x1a1/0x290
> [<ffffffff81124518>] vfs_write+0xb8/0x1a0
> [<ffffffff81124fcc>] sys_write+0x4c/0x80
> [<ffffffff81011f02>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
> [<ffffffffffffffff>] 0xffffffffffffffff

It could be a real leak as you get several of these. I cc'ed Greg KH
for any suggestions he may have. It looks like it only happens when
running mplayer.

Thanks.

--
Catalin


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