Commit 3bba00d7 authored by Catalin Marinas's avatar Catalin Marinas
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kmemleak: Enable the building of the memory leak detector



This patch adds the Kconfig.debug and Makefile entries needed for
building kmemleak into the kernel.
Signed-off-by: default avatarCatalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
parent 2e1483c9
......@@ -336,6 +336,28 @@ config SLUB_STATS
out which slabs are relevant to a particular load.
Try running: slabinfo -DA
config DEBUG_KMEMLEAK
bool "Kernel memory leak detector"
depends on DEBUG_KERNEL && EXPERIMENTAL && (X86 || ARM) && \
!MEMORY_HOTPLUG
select DEBUG_SLAB if SLAB
select SLUB_DEBUG if SLUB
select DEBUG_FS if SYSFS
select STACKTRACE if STACKTRACE_SUPPORT
select KALLSYMS
help
Say Y here if you want to enable the memory leak
detector. The memory allocation/freeing is traced in a way
similar to the Boehm's conservative garbage collector, the
difference being that the orphan objects are not freed but
only shown in /sys/kernel/debug/kmemleak. Enabling this
feature will introduce an overhead to memory
allocations. See Documentation/kmemleak.txt for more
details.
In order to access the kmemleak file, debugfs needs to be
mounted (usually at /sys/kernel/debug).
config DEBUG_PREEMPT
bool "Debug preemptible kernel"
depends on DEBUG_KERNEL && PREEMPT && (TRACE_IRQFLAGS_SUPPORT || PPC64)
......
......@@ -38,3 +38,4 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_SMP) += allocpercpu.o
endif
obj-$(CONFIG_QUICKLIST) += quicklist.o
obj-$(CONFIG_CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR) += memcontrol.o page_cgroup.o
obj-$(CONFIG_DEBUG_KMEMLEAK) += kmemleak.o
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