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SubjectRe: [2.6.35-rc6 patch] increase kmemleak robustness at boot
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On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 9:03 PM, Daniel J Blueman
<daniel.blueman@gmail.com> wrote:
>> If it's just kmemleak_init() we're talking about, slab caches are up at that
>> point so you can just use kmalloc().
>
> The slab allocator isn't up at this point. With
> CONFIG_DEBUG_KMEMLEAK_EARLY_LOG_SIZE set to 16K elements, an extra 3MB
> of __initdata memory is used, but freed afterwards, and it works
> great.

Right. I guess the required earlylog buffer size would be smaller if
we initialized kmemleak earlier. Can we do that in mm_init() after
kmem_cache_init()?


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