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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.17-rc4 1/6] Base support for kmemleak
Ingo Molnar wrote:
> Also, kmemleak guarantees (assuming the implementation is correct) that
> if a leak happens in practice, it will be detected immediately.
> Coverity, being a static analyzer, wont find leaks that are obscured by
> some sort of complex codepath.

A good example is the skb allocation/freeing. I'm not sure Coverity is
able to track the code path in a protocol stack. I'll modify a network
driver to "forget" some skb freeing and test the kmemleak detection.

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