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SubjectRe: [PATCH] userns: suppress kmemleak message
On Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:54:25 -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Dmitry Torokhov <> writes:
> > We do not ever intend to unregister "user" sysctl table, unfortunately
> > it leads kmemleak to believe that we are leaking memory:
> Sounds like an issue with kmemleak because we do retain references.
> So no we don't intend to unregister the table.
> As for the patch.
> Nacked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
> I can't see the using kmemleak_not_leak is possibly good form. I
> would much rather have suggestions about constructs that won't confuse
> kmemleak and won't need ugly annotations that serve no purpose but to
> appease a tool. Perhaps the user_header variable needs to be moved out
> of user_namespace_sysctl_init.

FWIW the problem now is that the compiler is clever enough to never
write the pointer to memory so kmemleak can't find it. user_header is
just held in a register for as long as it's needed even though the
variable is static.

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