Commit 8e019366 authored by Pekka Enberg's avatar Pekka Enberg Committed by Catalin Marinas

kmemleak: Don't scan uninitialized memory when kmemcheck is enabled

Ingo Molnar reported the following kmemcheck warning when running both
kmemleak and kmemcheck enabled:

  PM: Adding info for No Bus:vcsa7
  WARNING: kmemcheck: Caught 32-bit read from uninitialized memory
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  Pid: 3091, comm: kmemleak Not tainted (2.6.31-rc7-tip #1303) P4DC6
  EIP: 0060:[<c110301f>] EFLAGS: 00010006 CPU: 0
  EIP is at scan_block+0x3f/0xe0
  EAX: f40bd700 EBX: f40bd780 ECX: f16b46c0 EDX: 00000001
  ESI: f6f6e1a4 EDI: 00000000 EBP: f10f3f4c ESP: c2605fcc
   DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 00e0 SS: 0068
  CR0: 8005003b CR2: e89a4844 CR3: 30ff1000 CR4: 000006f0
  DR0: 00000000 DR1: 00000000 DR2: 00000000 DR3: 00000000
  DR6: ffff4ff0 DR7: 00000400
   [<c110313c>] scan_object+0x7c/0xf0
   [<c1103389>] kmemleak_scan+0x1d9/0x400
   [<c1103a3c>] kmemleak_scan_thread+0x4c/0xb0
   [<c10819d4>] kthread+0x74/0x80
   [<c10257db>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x3c
   [<ffffffff>] 0xffffffff
  kmemleak: 515 new suspected memory leaks (see
  kmemleak: 42 new suspected memory leaks (see /sys/kernel/debug/kmemleak)

The problem here is that kmemleak will scan partially initialized
objects that makes kmemcheck complain. Fix that up by skipping
uninitialized memory regions when kmemcheck is enabled.
Reported-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <>
Acked-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <>
Acked-by: default avatarCatalin Marinas <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPekka Enberg <>
parent acde31dc
......@@ -331,6 +331,20 @@ static void kmemcheck_read_strict(struct pt_regs *regs,
kmemcheck_shadow_set(shadow, size);
bool kmemcheck_is_obj_initialized(unsigned long addr, size_t size)
enum kmemcheck_shadow status;
void *shadow;
shadow = kmemcheck_shadow_lookup(addr);
if (!shadow)
return true;
status = kmemcheck_shadow_test(shadow, size);
/* Access may cross page boundary */
static void kmemcheck_read(struct pt_regs *regs,
unsigned long addr, unsigned int size)
......@@ -34,6 +34,8 @@ void kmemcheck_mark_initialized_pages(struct page *p, unsigned int n);
int kmemcheck_show_addr(unsigned long address);
int kmemcheck_hide_addr(unsigned long address);
bool kmemcheck_is_obj_initialized(unsigned long addr, size_t size);
#define kmemcheck_enabled 0
......@@ -99,6 +101,11 @@ static inline void kmemcheck_mark_initialized_pages(struct page *p,
static inline bool kmemcheck_is_obj_initialized(unsigned long addr, size_t size)
return true;
......@@ -97,6 +97,7 @@
#include <asm/processor.h>
#include <asm/atomic.h>
#include <linux/kmemcheck.h>
#include <linux/kmemleak.h>
......@@ -967,15 +968,22 @@ static void scan_block(void *_start, void *_end,
unsigned long *end = _end - (BYTES_PER_POINTER - 1);
for (ptr = start; ptr < end; ptr++) {
unsigned long flags;
unsigned long pointer = *ptr;
struct kmemleak_object *object;
unsigned long flags;
unsigned long pointer;
if (allow_resched)
if (scan_should_stop())
/* don't scan uninitialized memory */
if (!kmemcheck_is_obj_initialized((unsigned long)ptr,
pointer = *ptr;
object = find_and_get_object(pointer, 1);
if (!object)
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