Detecting kernel memory leaks
Posted Jul 27, 2006 8:41 UTC (Thu) by cmarinas
In reply to: Detecting kernel memory leaks
Parent article: Detecting kernel memory leaks
(a bit late with replying but I only saw the article now)
There is no need to re-introduce the bugs found by Coverity as kmemleak managed to find some real leaks (I think about 4-5 at the moment - ACPI, i386 setup, SE Linux and a case of vfree used instead of vunmap in the ARM code) which Coverity wouldn't have been able to see because of the code complexity.
Coverity, however, can find potential leaks before they actually happen since it does a static analysis of the code.
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