On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 03:41:09PM +0200, Jacek Anaszewski wrote:
> On 09/16/2016 02:08 PM, Daniel Gorsulowski wrote:
> > Hi Jacek,
> > 
> > Am 16.09.2016 um 13:25 schrieb Jacek Anaszewski:
> > > On 09/16/2016 10:15 AM, Daniel Gorsulowski wrote:
> > > > Hi Jacek,
> > > > 
> > > > Am 16.09.2016 um 09:31 schrieb Jacek Anaszewski:
> > > > > Hi Daniel,
> > > > > 
> > > > > On 09/12/2016 10:50 AM, Daniel Gorsulowski wrote:
> > > > > > Hello!
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Please consider if I made something wrong, sending this issue. This 
> > > > > > is
> > > > > > my first contact to the LKML.
> > > > > > By mistake, I accessed an LED via /sys/class/leds subsystem very
> > > > > > fast in
> > > > > > an user application. I figured out, that the free user memory
> > > > > > decreased
> > > > > > constantly. So I tried to analyze the Problem and wrote a litte
> > > > > > script:
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > #!/bin/sh
> > > > > > while [ 1 ]; do
> > > > > >         echo 1 > /sys/class/leds/2a_service_yellow/brightness
> > > > > >         echo 0 > /sys/class/leds/2a_service_yellow/brightness
> > > > > > done
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > And voila, I was able to reproduce the problem.
> > > > > > So I add a bit more debugging:
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > #!/bin/sh
> > > > > > cnt=0
> > > > > > while [ 1 ]; do
> > > > > >         if [ `expr $cnt % 1000` -eq 0 ]; then
> > > > > >                 free | grep Mem: | cut -d' ' -f25
> > > > > >         fi
> > > > > >         echo 1 > /sys/class/leds/2a_service_yellow/brightness
> > > > > >         echo 0 > /sys/class/leds/2a_service_yellow/brightness
> > > > > >         let "cnt++"
> > > > > > done
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > And huh? No memory is eaten anymore. So it looks like, the problem
> > > > > > only
> > > > > > occours on heavy (fast) usage of /sys/class/leds subsystem.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > I rewrote the script and toggled a GPIO pin, but there was no 
> > > > > > problem
> > > > > > recognizable.
> > > > > 
> > > > > I've been unable to reproduce the problem with leds-aat1290 driver
> > > > > and Samsung M0 board. It must be driver specific issue.
> > > > > What driver did you use?
> > > > > 
> > > > I defined LEDS_GPIO and so I'm using leds-gpio driver.
> > > > danielg@debby:~/opt/prj/ti-linux-kernel$ cat .config | grep LEDS | grep
> > > > -v "^# "
> > > > CONFIG_INPUT_LEDS=y
> > > > CONFIG_NEW_LEDS=y
> > > > CONFIG_LEDS_CLASS=y
> > > > CONFIG_LEDS_GPIO=y
> > > > CONFIG_LEDS_TRIGGERS=y
> > > > CONFIG_LEDS_TRIGGER_TIMER=y
> > > > CONFIG_LEDS_TRIGGER_ONESHOT=y
> > > > CONFIG_LEDS_TRIGGER_HEARTBEAT=y
> > > > CONFIG_LEDS_TRIGGER_GPIO=y
> > > > CONFIG_LEDS_TRIGGER_DEFAULT_ON=y
> > > > CONFIG_LEDS_TRIGGER_TRANSIENT=y
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Unfortunately I am still unable to reproduce the problem with leds-gpio.
> > > I'm not observing any heavy usage with your test case:
> > > 
> > > ~#free
> > >               total       used       free     shared    buffers
> > > cached
> > > Mem:       1028092      61364     966728          0       8416      22396
> > > -/+ buffers/cache:      30552     997540
> > > Swap:            0          0          0
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Actually you didn't give any numbers. What kernel version are you using?
> > > 
> > As I wrote, the problems occurred in vanilla 4.6 kernel, but also in 4.4
> > kernel (with PREEMPT-RT Patchset).
> 
> Heh, funny coincidence. I was testing this on recent linux-leds.git,
> for-next branch and was not able to detect the issue. It started to
> appear after resetting HEAD to 4.8-rc2 base. Finally it turned out
> that what fixes the issue is the most recent commit [1].
> 
> Further investigation revealed that this is kobject_uevent_env(),
> called from led_trigger_set(), which causes memory leaks when called
> with high frequency.

Really?  Where in kobject_uevent_env() is the memory leak?

thanks,

greg k-h

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