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authorCatalin Marinas <>2009-08-27 14:29:15 +0100
committerCatalin Marinas <>2009-08-27 14:29:15 +0100
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kmemleak: Dump object information on request
By writing dump=<addr> to the kmemleak file, kmemleak will look up an object with that address and dump the information it has about it to syslog. This is useful in debugging memory leaks. Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <>
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@@ -42,6 +42,7 @@ Memory scanning parameters can be modified at run-time by writing to the
scan=<secs> - set the automatic memory scanning period in seconds
(default 600, 0 to stop the automatic scanning)
scan - trigger a memory scan
+ dump=<addr> - dump information about the object found at <addr>
Kmemleak can also be disabled at boot-time by passing "kmemleak=off" on
the kernel command line.