kmemleak: Don't scan uninitialized memory when kmemcheck is enabled
authorPekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
Thu, 27 Aug 2009 13:50:00 +0000 (14:50 +0100)
committerCatalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
Fri, 4 Sep 2009 15:05:55 +0000 (16:05 +0100)
commit8e019366ba749a536131cde1947af6dcaccf8e8f
treefc44a33fc43265652b93f6f3251d5a73cda2e5ee
parentacde31dc467797ccae3a55b791a77af446cce018
kmemleak: Don't scan uninitialized memory when kmemcheck is enabled

Ingo Molnar reported the following kmemcheck warning when running both
kmemleak and kmemcheck enabled:

  PM: Adding info for No Bus:vcsa7
  WARNING: kmemcheck: Caught 32-bit read from uninitialized memory
  (f6f6e1a4)
  d873f9f600000000c42ae4c1005c87f70000000070665f666978656400000000
   i i i i u u u u i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i u u u
           ^

  Pid: 3091, comm: kmemleak Not tainted (2.6.31-rc7-tip #1303) P4DC6
  EIP: 0060:[<c110301f>] EFLAGS: 00010006 CPU: 0
  EIP is at scan_block+0x3f/0xe0
  EAX: f40bd700 EBX: f40bd780 ECX: f16b46c0 EDX: 00000001
  ESI: f6f6e1a4 EDI: 00000000 EBP: f10f3f4c ESP: c2605fcc
   DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 00e0 SS: 0068
  CR0: 8005003b CR2: e89a4844 CR3: 30ff1000 CR4: 000006f0
  DR0: 00000000 DR1: 00000000 DR2: 00000000 DR3: 00000000
  DR6: ffff4ff0 DR7: 00000400
   [<c110313c>] scan_object+0x7c/0xf0
   [<c1103389>] kmemleak_scan+0x1d9/0x400
   [<c1103a3c>] kmemleak_scan_thread+0x4c/0xb0
   [<c10819d4>] kthread+0x74/0x80
   [<c10257db>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x3c
   [<ffffffff>] 0xffffffff
  kmemleak: 515 new suspected memory leaks (see
  /sys/kernel/debug/kmemleak)
  kmemleak: 42 new suspected memory leaks (see /sys/kernel/debug/kmemleak)

The problem here is that kmemleak will scan partially initialized
objects that makes kmemcheck complain. Fix that up by skipping
uninitialized memory regions when kmemcheck is enabled.

Reported-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Acked-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
arch/x86/mm/kmemcheck/kmemcheck.c
include/linux/kmemcheck.h
mm/kmemleak.c