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Date:   Wed, 9 Jan 2019 11:31:26 +0000
From:   Catalin Marinas <>
To:     Prateek Patel <>
        Sri Krishna chowdary <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] selinux: avc: mark avc node as not a leak

Hi Prateek,

On Wed, Jan 09, 2019 at 02:09:22PM +0530, Prateek Patel wrote:
> From: Sri Krishna chowdary <>
> kmemleak detects allocated objects as leaks if not accessed for
> default scan time. The memory allocated using avc_alloc_node
> is freed using rcu mechanism when nodes are reclaimed or on
> avc_flush. So, there is no real leak here and kmemleak_scan
> detects it as a leak which is false positive. Hence, mark it as
> kmemleak_not_leak.

In theory, kmemleak should detect the node->rhead in the lists used by
call_rcu() and not report it as a leak. Which RCU options do you have
enabled (just to check whether kmemleak tracks the RCU internal lists)?

Also, does this leak eventually disappear without your patch? Does

  echo dump=0xffffffc0dd1a0e60 > /sys/kernel/debug/kmemleak

still display this object?



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