Running kmemleak without sysfs support

Daniel Baluta daniel.baluta at
Fri Jan 21 04:26:43 EST 2011

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 5:56 PM, Greg KH <greg at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 12:41:57PM +0200, Daniel Baluta wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Can I make any use of kmemcheck if I don't have sysfs
>> kernel support enabled?
> Why would you ever want to run a kernel without sysfs support?  If you
> turn it off, you loose a _lot_ of functionality that you will need to
> add back to your system in some other manner.

I totally agree with you. But we've done it to save memory.

> What, specifically, is wrong with sysfs that is solved by turning it
> off?

There's nothing wrong with sysfs. In fact, I like it!


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