Re: [PATCH] kasan: fix kmemleak false-positive in kasan_module_alloc()

From: Catalin Marinas
Date: Tue Nov 17 2015 - 11:30:17 EST

On 17 November 2015 at 16:20, Andrey Ryabinin <aryabinin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> kasan_module_alloc() allocates shadow memory for module and frees it on module
> unloading. It doesn't store the pointer to allocated shadow memory because
> it could be calculated from the shadowed address, i.e. kasan_mem_to_shadow(addr).
> Since kmemleak cannot find pointer to allocated shadow, it thinks that memory leaked.
> We should tell kmemleak that this is not a leak.
> @@ -444,6 +445,7 @@ int kasan_module_alloc(void *addr, size_t size)
> if (ret) {
> find_vm_area(addr)->flags |= VM_KASAN;
> + kmemleak_not_leak(ret);
> return 0;
> }

If such memory does not contain any pointers to other objects, you
could use kmemleak_ignore() which would make kmemleak not scan it at
all (slight performance improvement).

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