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authorSteven Rostedt <>2009-04-29 00:16:21 -0400
committerIngo Molnar <>2009-04-29 08:02:44 +0200
commit7267fa6819467669f5cc2ba81a615dcc88158b4b (patch)
tree281e3c2b9765c24364280f02fd9f9aa387c8aa6f /kernel
parent091069740304c979f957ceacec39c461d0192158 (diff)
tracing: fix ref count in splice pages
The pages allocated for the splice binary buffer did not initialize the ref count correctly. This caused pages not to be freed and causes a drastic memory leak. Thanks to logdev I was able to trace the tracer to find where the leak was. [ Impact: stop memory leak when using splice ] Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
index 1ce5dc6372b8..a884c09006c4 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
@@ -3448,6 +3448,7 @@ tracing_buffers_splice_read(struct file *file, loff_t *ppos,
if (!ref)
+ ref->ref = 1;
ref->buffer = info->tr->buffer;
ref->page = ring_buffer_alloc_read_page(ref->buffer);
if (!ref->page) {