Re: [PATCH] mm/kmemleak: add support for re-enable kmemleak atruntime

From: Catalin Marinas
Date: Fri Jan 17 2014 - 07:05:16 EST

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 09:40:02AM +0000, Jianguo Wu wrote:
> Now disabling kmemleak is an irreversible operation, but sometimes
> we may need to re-enable kmemleak at runtime. So add a knob to enable
> kmemleak at runtime:
> echo on > /sys/kernel/debug/kmemleak

It is irreversible for very good reason: once it missed the initial
memory allocations, there is no way for kmemleak to build the object
reference graph and you'll get lots of false positives, pretty much
making it unusable.

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