[vbox-dev] False kmemleak positives from VB

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Mon Mar 23 17:46:27 UTC 2015

On 03/23/2015 12:30 PM, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> maybe a patch belongs to "kmemleak" ? If no problem with VBox, nothing to fix.


Yes, kmemleak should likely be improved to recognize all allocations, but as I 
understand it, some such pointers are embedded in other structures and very 
difficult to find in the scan.

If you do not want to accept the patch, I can understand it. On the other hand, 
finding the two real leaks that I had in the middle of over 4800 false positives 
from vboxdrv was a pain. At least, I will carry the patch locally.


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