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From: Alexey Dobriyan <>
Subject: [PATCH] proc: print more information when removing non-empty directories
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 14:30:37 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

This usually saves one recompile to insert similar printk like below. :)

Sample nastygram:

remove_proc_entry: removing non-empty directory '/proc/foo', leaking at least 'bar'
------------[ cut here ]------------
WARNING: at fs/proc/generic.c:776 remove_proc_entry+0x18a/0x200()
Modules linked in: foo(-) container fan battery dock sbs ac sbshc backlight ipv6 loop af_packet amd_rng sr_mod i2c_amd8111 i2c_amd756 cdrom i2c_core button thermal processor
Pid: 3034, comm: rmmod Tainted: G   M     2.6.25-rc1 #5

Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff80231974>] warn_on_slowpath+0x64/0x90
 [<ffffffff80232a6e>] printk+0x4e/0x60
 [<ffffffff802d6c8a>] remove_proc_entry+0x18a/0x200
 [<ffffffff8045cd88>] mutex_lock_nested+0x1c8/0x2d0
 [<ffffffff8025f0f0>] __try_stop_module+0x0/0x40
 [<ffffffff8025effd>] sys_delete_module+0x14d/0x200
 [<ffffffff8045df3d>] lockdep_sys_exit_thunk+0x35/0x67
 [<ffffffff8031c307>] __up_read+0x27/0xa0
 [<ffffffff8045decc>] trace_hardirqs_on_thunk+0x35/0x3a
 [<ffffffff8020b6ab>] system_call_after_swapgs+0x7b/0x80

---[ end trace 10ef850597e89c54 ]---

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <>

 fs/proc/generic.c |    7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/fs/proc/generic.c
+++ b/fs/proc/generic.c
@@ -769,7 +769,12 @@ continue_removing:
 		if (S_ISDIR(de->mode))
 		de->nlink = 0;
-		WARN_ON(de->subdir);
+		if (de->subdir) {
+			printk(KERN_WARNING "%s: removing non-empty directory "
+			       "'%s/%s', leaking at least '%s'\n", __func__,
+			       de->parent->name, de->name, de->subdir->name);
+			WARN_ON(1);
+		}
 		if (atomic_dec_and_test(&de->count))

             reply	other threads:[~2008-02-11 11:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-11 11:30 Alexey Dobriyan [this message]
2008-02-11 15:33 ` Arjan van de Ven

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