Memory leaks in wpa_supplicant

Holger Schurig holgerschurig
Fri Mar 26 05:19:19 PDT 2010

> I have enabled CONFIG_KMEMLEAK and I am finding some memory leakage
> apparently caused by wpa_supplicant

CONFIG_KMEMLEAK is a feature from the Linux kernel, so there's no way that 
wpa_supplicant can't be the culprit. It must be inside linux. The API between 
userland and kernel should in a way that whatever an userland application 
does, there shouldn't be a memleak inside the kernel.

You should raise the issue on the linux-wireless mailing list (see

Maybe is of 
relevance to you as well.


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