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Date:   Wed, 27 Feb 2019 17:26:45 +0000
From:   Catalin Marinas <>
To:     Qian Cai <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] mm/page_ext: fix an imbalance with kmemleak

On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 12:24:45PM -0500, Qian Cai wrote:
> After offlined a memory block, kmemleak scan will trigger a crash, as it
> encounters a page ext address that has already been freed during memory
> offlining. At the beginning in alloc_page_ext(), it calls
> kmemleak_alloc(), but it does not call kmemleak_free() in
> free_page_ext().
> diff --git a/mm/page_ext.c b/mm/page_ext.c
> index 8c78b8d45117..0b6637d7bae9 100644
> --- a/mm/page_ext.c
> +++ b/mm/page_ext.c
> @@ -274,6 +274,7 @@ static void free_page_ext(void *addr)
>  		BUG_ON(PageReserved(page));
>  		free_pages_exact(addr, table_size);
> +		kmemleak_free(addr);

Same comment as for v1, call kmemleak_free() before free_pages_exact().
With that:

Reviewed-by: Catalin Marinas <>

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