[vbox-dev] False kmemleak positives from VB

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 17:30:03 UTC 2015

maybe a patch belongs to "kmemleak" ? If no problem with VBox, nothing to

On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 6:50 PM, Larry Finger <Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net>

> I just reconfigured my kernel to include kmemleak to check the drivers
> that I maintain for memory leaks. I was quite surprised to discover several
> thousand items arising from vboxdrv in the scan of possible leaks. The VB
> version is 4.3.26. All of the VB entries are false positives as they
> disappear from the kmemleak scan when the VB modules are unloaded.
> I do not recall these false positives as appearing in earlier versions of
> VB, but my memory may be faulty. In any case, a one-line patch to inform
> kmemleak that the offending allocation should be ignored is attached.  The
> patch carries an MIT license.
> Thanks,
> Larry
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-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"
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