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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] kmemleak: add module param to print warnings to dmesg
On Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 04:40:46PM +0200, Vincent Whitchurch wrote:
> Currently, kmemleak only prints the number of suspected leaks to dmesg
> but requires the user to read a debugfs file to get the actual stack
> traces of the objects' allocation points. Add a module option to print
> the full object information to dmesg too. It can be enabled with
> kmemleak.verbose=1 on the kernel command line, or "echo 1 >
> /sys/module/kmemleak/parameters/verbose":
> This allows easier integration of kmemleak into test systems: We have
> automated test infrastructure to test our Linux systems. With this
> option, running our tests with kmemleak is as simple as enabling
> kmemleak and passing this command line option; the test infrastructure
> knows how to save kernel logs, which will now include kmemleak reports.
> Without this option, the test infrastructure needs to be specifically
> taught to read out the kmemleak debugfs file. Removing this need for
> special handling makes kmemleak more similar to other kernel debug
> options (slab debugging, debug objects, etc).
> Signed-off-by: Vincent Whitchurch <>
> ---
> v3: Expand use case description. Replace config option with module parameter.
> mm/kmemleak.c | 42 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
> 1 file changed, 35 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

Acked-by: Catalin Marinas <>

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