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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.18-rc4 00/10] Kernel memory leak detector 0.9
On 18/08/06, Michal Piotrowski <> wrote:
> I just added your "Fix memory leak in vc_resize/vc_allocate" patch to
> my series file.
> orphan pointer 0xc6110000 (size 12288):
> c017480e: <__kmalloc>
> c024dda4: <vc_resize>
> c020ed9c: <fbcon_startup>
> c0251028: <register_con_driver>
> c02511e0: <take_over_console>
> c020e21e: <fbcon_takeover>
> c0212b08: <fbcon_fb_registered>
> c0212ce1: <fbcon_event_notify>
> orphan pointer 0xf55b0000 (size 8208):
> c017480e: <__kmalloc>
> c0211bb8: <fbcon_set_font>
> c0251b17: <con_font_set>
> c0251c7b: <con_font_op>
> c0249a97: <vt_ioctl>
> c024432e: <tty_ioctl>
> c0189fd1: <do_ioctl>
> c018a269: <vfs_ioctl>

The second one is probably a false positive as the stored pointer is
different from the one returned by kmalloc (there is some padding).
I'll add it to the kmemleak-false-positives patch.

The first one might be a real leak. Anotonino, any idea about this?


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