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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] perf session: add missing evlist__delete when deleting a session
On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 05:45:59PM +0200, Riccardo Mancini wrote:
> Hi,
>
> thank you both for your comments.
>
> On Fri, 2021-06-25 at 13:54 +0200, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 10:39:34PM -0700, Ian Rogers wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 4:20 PM Riccardo Mancini <rickyman7@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > ASan reports a memory leak caused by evlist not being deleted on exit in
> > > > perf-report, perf-script and perf-data.
> > > > The problem is caused by evlist->session not being deleted, which is
> > > > allocated in perf_session__read_header, called in perf_session__new if
> > > > perf_data is in read mode.
> > > > In case of write mode, the session->evlist is filled by the caller.
> > > > This patch solves the problem by calling evlist__delete in
> > > > perf_session__delete if perf_data is in read mode.
> >
> > ugh, I'm surprised we did not free that.. and can't find
> > in git log we ever did ;-) I briefly check commands using
> > sessions and looks like it's correct
> >
> > Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
> >
> > >
> > > Acked-by: Ian Rogers <irogers@google.com>
> > >
> > > It is messy that in read mode the session owns the evlist, but
> > > otherwise not. Imo, it'd be nice to make the ownership unconditional.
> >
> > yep, would be nice
>
> I think the root problem is that perf_session__new has different behaviours
> depending on perf_data and perf_tool and that it probably does too many things
> for a __new function.
> If we split it into multiple functions and then, say, we create two helpers
> perf_session__init_read and perf_session__init_write, with the corresponding
> perf_session__fini_read and perf_session__fini_write, then the conditional
> ownership won't be a big problem due to having these two cases clearly
> separated.
> What do you think?

yes, interesting idea, let's see how the code looks like ;-)

thanks,
jirka

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