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authorCatalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>2009-06-11 13:24:13 +0100
committerCatalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>2009-06-11 17:04:18 +0100
commit3bba00d7bdd57cb7aa739b751fa0a1fbbb04dc18 (patch)
treee4a8634757a489f9a5c28d14dcb7d3f7e00fe348 /lib
parent2e1483c995bbd0fa6cbd055ad76088a520799ba4 (diff)
downloadvexpress-lsk-3bba00d7bdd57cb7aa739b751fa0a1fbbb04dc18.tar.gz
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: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'lib')
-rw-r--r--lib/Kconfig.debug22
1 files changed, 22 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.debug b/lib/Kconfig.debug
index 6cdcf38f2da..5cc3506574e 100644
--- a/lib/Kconfig.debug
+++ b/lib/Kconfig.debug
@@ -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)