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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH] efi: let kmemleak ignore false positives
On Fri, 7 Dec 2018 at 13:32, Qian Cai <cai@gmx.us> wrote:
>
>
> On 12/7/18 at 6:28 AM, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 6 Dec 2018 at 19:05, Qian Cai <cai@gmx.us> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Thu, 2018-12-06 at 19:01 +0100, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 6 Dec 2018 at 19:00, Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > On Thu, Dec 06, 2018 at 11:16:33AM -0500, Qian Cai wrote:
> > > > > > unreferenced object 0xffff8096c1acf580 (size 128):
> > > > > > comm "swapper/63", pid 0, jiffies 4294937418 (age 1201.230s)
> > > > > > hex dump (first 32 bytes):
> > > > > > 80 87 b5 c1 96 00 00 00 00 00 cc c2 16 00 00 00 ................
> > > > > > 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b ........kkkkkkkk
> > > > > > backtrace:
> > > > > > [<000000001d2549ba>] kmem_cache_alloc_trace+0x430/0x500
> > > > > > [<0000000093a6dfab>] efi_mem_reserve_persistent+0x50/0xf8
> > > > > > [<000000000a730828>] its_cpu_init_lpis+0x394/0x4b8
> > > > > > [<00000000edf04e07>] its_cpu_init+0x104/0x150
> > > > > > [<000000004d0342c5>] gic_starting_cpu+0x34/0x40
> > > > > > [<000000005d9da772>] cpuhp_invoke_callback+0x228/0x1d68
> > > > > > [<0000000061eace9b>] notify_cpu_starting+0xc0/0x118
> > > > > > [<0000000048bc2dc5>] secondary_start_kernel+0x23c/0x3b0
> > > > > > [<0000000015137d6a>] 0xffffffffffffffff
> > > > > >
> > > > > > efi_mem_reserve_persistent+0x50/0xf8:
> > > > > > kmalloc at include/linux/slab.h:546
> > > > > > (inlined by) efi_mem_reserve_persistent at drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c:979
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This line,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > rsv = kmalloc(sizeof(*rsv), GFP_ATOMIC);
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Kmemleak has a known limitation that can only track pointers in the kernel
> > > > > > virtual space. Hence, it will report false positives due to "rsv" will
> > > > > > only
> > > > > > reference to other physical addresses,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > rsv->next = efi_memreserve_root->next;
> > > > > > efi_memreserve_root->next = __pa(rsv);
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Signed-off-by: Qian Cai <cai@gmx.us>
> > > > >
> > > > > Acked-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>\
> > > >
> > > > I don't see the patch and I wasn't cc'ed
> > >
> > > That is strange. Please see,
> > >
> > > https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/1543517152-23969-1-git-send-email-cai@gmx.us/
> >
> > OK, I found it in my spam folder, apologies for that.
> >
> > This kmalloc() will be replaced in the next merge window by a call to
> > __get_free_page(). Does kmemleak still require the kmemleak_ignore()
> > for that case? Or is it only for kmalloc()?
>
> Looks like kmemleak won’t be able to track page
> allocation, so it should be fine then without
> kmemleak_ignore().

OK, thanks Qian

I will take the patch for v4.20 and remove the kmemleak_ignore() again for v4.21

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