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SubjectRe: memory leak in vq_meta_prefetch
On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 06:05:32PM +0200, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 5:57 PM Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 05:20:55PM +0200, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 3:00 PM Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com> wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 12:18:07PM -0700, syzbot wrote:
> > > > > syzbot found the following crash on:
> > > > >
> > > > > HEAD commit: c6dd78fc Merge branch 'x86-urgent-for-linus' of git://git...
> > > > > git tree: upstream
> > > > > console output: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/log.txt?x=15fffef4600000
> > > > > kernel config: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/.config?x=8de7d700ea5ac607
> > > > > dashboard link: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?extid=a871c1e6ea00685e73d7
> > > > > compiler: gcc (GCC) 9.0.0 20181231 (experimental)
> > > > > syz repro: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/repro.syz?x=127b0334600000
> > > > > C reproducer: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/repro.c?x=12609e94600000
> > > > >
> > > > > The bug was bisected to:
> > > > >
> > > > > commit 0e5f7d0b39e1f184dc25e3adb580c79e85332167
> > > > > Author: Nicolas Ferre <nicolas.ferre@atmel.com>
> > > > > Date: Wed Mar 16 13:19:49 2016 +0000
> > > > >
> > > > > ARM: dts: at91: shdwc binding: add new shutdown controller documentation
> > > >
> > > > That's another wrong commit identification (a documentation patch should
> > > > not cause a memory leak).
> > > >
> > > > I don't really think kmemleak, with its relatively high rate of false
> > > > positives, is suitable for automated testing like syzbot. You could
> > >
> > > Do you mean automated testing in general, or bisection only?
> > > The wrong commit identification is related to bisection only, but you
> > > generalized it to automated testing in general. So which exactly you
> > > mean?
> >
> > I probably meant both. In terms of automated testing and reporting, if
> > the false positives rate is high, people start ignoring the reports. So
> > it requires some human checking first (or make the tool more robust).
[...]
> Do you have any data points wrt automated testing in general? This
> disagrees with what I see.

I'm fine with automated testing in general. Just that automated
reporting for kmemleak could be improved a bit to reduce the false
positives (e.g. run it a few times to confirm that it is a real leak).

Just to be clear, I'm not talking about syzbot in general, it's a great
tool, only about improving kmemleak reporting and bisecting.

--
Catalin

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