Description of problem:
While running the kernel-debug variant of 2.6.32-42.el6 I noticed the following message from dmesg:
kmemleak: 1631 new suspected memory leaks (see /sys/kernel/debug/kmemleak)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the i386 2.6.32-42.el6 kernel-debug, run dmesg
Not sure of the actual impact of this message but it should be investigated to understand the potential leaks.
This is the only message that we get???
Probably should assign this to Jason at least until we figure out if there is a real problem and where it is.
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I don't believe this is an issue any longer. Recent kernels have kmemleak disabled.
kmemleak: Kernel memory leak detector disabled
Close because RHEL6 kernels have kmemleak disabled.