Re: [2.6.35-rc6 patch] increase kmemleak robustness at boot

From: Daniel J Blueman
Date: Thu Jul 29 2010 - 14:03:22 EST

On 29 July 2010 16:12, Pekka Enberg <penberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Daniel J Blueman wrote:
>>> I would rather change the static early alloc buffer with something
>>> like bootmem allocation (the recursiveness should be bound, kmemleak
>>> tracks bootmem allocations as well). But I'm on holiday until middle
>>> of August and not able to do any tests in this area.
>> Indeed, moving to dynamic early allocation is all the more better. For
>> now, I'll increase the early allocation to 15200 elements, as the
>> 400-entry buffer wraps 38.
> 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

Daniel J Blueman
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