[PATCH] powerpc: msi: mark bitmap with kmemleak_not_leak()

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Mon Sep 14 19:36:49 AEST 2015

On Mon, 2015-09-14 at 10:15 +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 04:04:37PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > On Sun, 2015-09-13 at 21:36 +0300, Denis Kirjanov wrote:
> > > The comment in msi_bitmap_free() states that we can't free
> > > the bitmap so mark it with the kmemleak_not_leak().
> > 
> > Yeah, and I've always hated that comment :)
> > 
> > I assume it's still true now that we don't use bootmem?
> If it's not bootmem, it's probably memblock. Looking at the code, it
> seems that msi_bitmap_free() cannot make the distinction between a slab
> allocation and a bootmem/memblock one (allocated via
> zalloc_maybe_bootmem).

Yeah it is memblock these days.

> You could add some flag to struct msi_bitmap based on mem_init_done to
> be able to reclaim some slab memory later. If the bitmap is small and
> such allocation doesn't happen outside boot, it may not be worth the
> effort.

Right, I think that's the only solution, and it's not quite worth the trouble
because it's generally not freed at all, except via error paths.

Still I think it would be better to move the kmemleak annotation into the msi
bitmap test code, or maybe a wrapper that's called by the test code.

That way if someone starts calling alloc/free from a hotplug path for example,
kmemleak will still notice that free isn't really freeing.


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