Re: [PATCH v1 5/8] mm, kasan: Stackdepot implementation. Enable stackdepot for SLAB

From: Joonsoo Kim
Date: Thu Jan 28 2016 - 02:41:20 EST


On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 07:25:10PM +0100, Alexander Potapenko wrote:
> Stack depot will allow KASAN store allocation/deallocation stack traces
> for memory chunks. The stack traces are stored in a hash table and
> referenced by handles which reside in the kasan_alloc_meta and
> kasan_free_meta structures in the allocated memory chunks.

Looks really nice!

Could it be more generalized to be used by other feature that need to
store stack trace such as tracepoint or page owner?

If it could be, there is one more requirement.
I understand the fact that entry is never removed from depot makes things
very simpler, but, for general usecases, it's better to use reference count
and allow to remove. Is it possible?