block_dev: Suppress bdev_cache_init() kmemleak warninig
Sergey Senozhatsky [Mon, 9 Jan 2012 23:43:59 +0000 (02:43 +0300)]
Kmemleak reports the following warning in bdev_cache_init()
[    0.003738] kmemleak: Object 0xffff880153035200 (size 256):
[    0.003823] kmemleak:   comm "swapper/0", pid 0, jiffies 4294667299
[    0.003909] kmemleak:   min_count = 1
[    0.003988] kmemleak:   count = 0
[    0.004066] kmemleak:   flags = 0x1
[    0.004144] kmemleak:   checksum = 0
[    0.004224] kmemleak:   backtrace:
[    0.004303]      [<ffffffff814755ac>] kmemleak_alloc+0x21/0x3e
[    0.004446]      [<ffffffff811100ba>] kmem_cache_alloc+0xca/0x1dc
[    0.004592]      [<ffffffff811371b1>] alloc_vfsmnt+0x1f/0x198
[    0.004736]      [<ffffffff811375c5>] vfs_kern_mount+0x36/0xd2
[    0.004879]      [<ffffffff8113929a>] kern_mount_data+0x18/0x32
[    0.005025]      [<ffffffff81ab9075>] bdev_cache_init+0x51/0x81
[    0.005169]      [<ffffffff81ab8abf>] vfs_caches_init+0x101/0x10d
[    0.005313]      [<ffffffff81a9bae3>] start_kernel+0x344/0x383
[    0.005456]      [<ffffffff81a9b2a7>] x86_64_start_reservations+0xae/0xb2
[    0.005602]      [<ffffffff81a9b3ad>] x86_64_start_kernel+0x102/0x111
[    0.005747]      [<ffffffffffffffff>] 0xffffffffffffffff
[    0.008653] kmemleak: Trying to color unknown object at 0xffff880153035220 as Grey
[    0.008754] Pid: 0, comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 3.3.0-rc0-dbg-04200-g8180888-dirty #888
[    0.008856] Call Trace:
[    0.008934]  [<ffffffff81118704>] ? find_and_get_object+0x44/0x118
[    0.009023]  [<ffffffff81118fe6>] paint_ptr+0x57/0x8f
[    0.009109]  [<ffffffff81475935>] kmemleak_not_leak+0x23/0x42
[    0.009195]  [<ffffffff81ab9096>] bdev_cache_init+0x72/0x81
[    0.009282]  [<ffffffff81ab8abf>] vfs_caches_init+0x101/0x10d
[    0.009368]  [<ffffffff81a9bae3>] start_kernel+0x344/0x383
[    0.009466]  [<ffffffff81a9b2a7>] x86_64_start_reservations+0xae/0xb2
[    0.009555]  [<ffffffff81a9b140>] ? early_idt_handlers+0x140/0x140
[    0.009643]  [<ffffffff81a9b3ad>] x86_64_start_kernel+0x102/0x111

due to attempt to mark pointer to `struct vfsmount' as a gray object, which
is embedded into `struct mount' returned from alloc_vfsmnt().

Make `bd_mnt' static, avoiding need to tell kmemleak to mark it gray, as
suggested by Al Viro.

Signed-off-by: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

fs/block_dev.c

index 69a5b6f..afe74dd 100644 (file)
@@ -25,7 +25,6 @@
 #include <linux/uio.h>
 #include <linux/namei.h>
 #include <linux/log2.h>
-#include <linux/kmemleak.h>
 #include <linux/cleancache.h>
 #include <asm/uaccess.h>
 #include "internal.h"
@@ -521,7 +520,7 @@ static struct super_block *blockdev_superblock __read_mostly;
 void __init bdev_cache_init(void)
 {
        int err;
-       struct vfsmount *bd_mnt;
+       static struct vfsmount *bd_mnt;
 
        bdev_cachep = kmem_cache_create("bdev_cache", sizeof(struct bdev_inode),
                        0, (SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN|SLAB_RECLAIM_ACCOUNT|
@@ -533,12 +532,7 @@ void __init bdev_cache_init(void)
        bd_mnt = kern_mount(&bd_type);
        if (IS_ERR(bd_mnt))
                panic("Cannot create bdev pseudo-fs");
-       /*
-        * This vfsmount structure is only used to obtain the
-        * blockdev_superblock, so tell kmemleak not to report it.
-        */
-       kmemleak_not_leak(bd_mnt);
-       blockdev_superblock = bd_mnt->mnt_sb;   /* For writeback */
+       blockdev_superblock = bd_mnt->mnt_sb;   /* For writeback */
 }
 
 /*