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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] mm: kfence: fix objcgs vector allocation
On Sun, Mar 27, 2022 at 1:19 PM Muchun Song <> wrote:
> If the kfence object is allocated to be used for objects vector, then
> this slot of the pool eventually being occupied permanently since
> the vector is never freed. The solutions could be 1) freeing vector
> when the kfence object is freed or 2) allocating all vectors statically.
> Since the memory consumption of object vectors is low, it is better to
> chose 2) to fix the issue and it is also can reduce overhead of vectors
> allocating in the future.
> Fixes: d3fb45f370d9 ("mm, kfence: insert KFENCE hooks for SLAB")
> Signed-off-by: Muchun Song <>

Since it cannot be compiled successfully when !CONFIG_MEMCG
(The following patch should be applied), I'll update this in the next
version if anyone agrees with this change.


diff --git a/mm/kfence/core.c b/mm/kfence/core.c
index 9976b3f0d097..b5c4b62b5d2c 100644
--- a/mm/kfence/core.c
+++ b/mm/kfence/core.c
@@ -583,7 +583,9 @@ static bool __init kfence_init_pool(void)
struct kfence_metadata *meta = &kfence_metadata[i];

/* Initialize metadata. */
slab->memcg_data = (unsigned long)&meta->objcg |
@@ -940,7 +942,9 @@ void __kfence_free(void *addr)
struct kfence_metadata *meta = addr_to_metadata((unsigned long)addr);

* If the objects of the cache are SLAB_TYPESAFE_BY_RCU, defer freeing
* the object, as the object page may be recycled for other-typed
diff --git a/mm/kfence/kfence.h b/mm/kfence/kfence.h
index 6f0e1aece3f8..9a6c4b1b12a8 100644
--- a/mm/kfence/kfence.h
+++ b/mm/kfence/kfence.h
@@ -89,7 +89,9 @@ struct kfence_metadata {
struct kfence_track free_track;
/* For updating alloc_covered on frees. */
u32 alloc_stack_hash;
struct obj_cgroup *objcg;

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