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Date:	Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:24:31 -0700
From:	Ben Greear <>
Subject: kmemleak report in 3.9.5 related to ext4_alloc_inode


I see this kmemleak report in a slightly modified 3.9.5 kernel
(no patches to the ext4 subsystem).

Any idea if this is real and/or what a fix would be?

unreferenced object 0xffff8801170bb700 (size 40):
   comm "prelink", pid 25152, jiffies 4352882167 (age 29213.208s)
   hex dump (first 32 bytes):
     80 cb 94 15 01 88 ff ff d0 4f 4d 18 01 88 ff ff  .........OM.....
     01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 40 4d 3a 18 01 88 ff ff  ........@M:.....
     [<ffffffff815de7bf>] kmemleak_alloc+0x73/0x98
     [<ffffffff8118b4d4>] slab_post_alloc_hook+0x28/0x2a
     [<ffffffff8118d9a7>] kmem_cache_alloc+0xb2/0x123
     [<ffffffff81316919>] __debug_object_init+0x43/0x35f
     [<ffffffff81316c62>] debug_object_init+0x14/0x16
     [<ffffffff810b296c>] __init_work+0x27/0x29
     [<ffffffff81241371>] ext4_alloc_inode+0x173/0x1cb
     [<ffffffff811b0db4>] alloc_inode+0x1d/0x78
     [<ffffffff811b0e7c>] iget_locked+0x6d/0x12f
     [<ffffffff81229817>] ext4_iget+0x2c/0x932
     [<ffffffff8122f485>] ext4_lookup+0xd2/0x12a
     [<ffffffff811a3556>] lookup_real+0x2c/0x47
     [<ffffffff811a3e0c>] __lookup_hash+0x33/0x3c
     [<ffffffff811a5897>] walk_component+0x73/0x171
     [<ffffffff811a6e2c>] path_lookupat+0xa7/0x304
     [<ffffffff811a70b4>] filename_lookup+0x2b/0x82


Ben Greear <>
Candela Technologies Inc

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