Commit cd918c55 authored by Vladimir Davydov's avatar Vladimir Davydov Committed by Linus Torvalds
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mm/slab_common.c: do not warn that cache is busy on destroy more than once

Currently, when kmem_cache_destroy() is called for a global cache, we
print a warning for each per memcg cache attached to it that has active
objects (see shutdown_cache).  This is redundant, because it gives no new
information and only clutters the log.  If a cache being destroyed has
active objects, there must be a memory leak in the module that created the
cache, and it does not matter if the cache was used by users in memory
cgroups or not.

This patch moves the warning from shutdown_cache(), which is called for
shutting down both global and per memcg caches, to kmem_cache_destroy(),
so that the warning is only printed once if there are objects left in the
cache being destroyed.
Signed-off-by: default avatarVladimir Davydov <>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <>
Cc: David Rientjes <>
Cc: Joonsoo Kim <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent d60fdcc9
......@@ -451,12 +451,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(kmem_cache_create);
static int shutdown_cache(struct kmem_cache *s,
struct list_head *release, bool *need_rcu_barrier)
if (__kmem_cache_shutdown(s) != 0) {
printk(KERN_ERR "kmem_cache_destroy %s: "
"Slab cache still has objects\n", s->name);
if (__kmem_cache_shutdown(s) != 0)
return -EBUSY;
if (s->flags & SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU)
*need_rcu_barrier = true;
......@@ -722,8 +718,13 @@ void kmem_cache_destroy(struct kmem_cache *s)
err = shutdown_memcg_caches(s, &release, &need_rcu_barrier);
if (!err)
shutdown_cache(s, &release, &need_rcu_barrier);
err = shutdown_cache(s, &release, &need_rcu_barrier);
if (err) {
pr_err("kmem_cache_destroy %s: "
"Slab cache still has objects\n", s->name);
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