On Thu, 2020-06-18 at 00:31 +0300, Denis Efremov wrote: > > On 6/16/20 9:53 PM, Joe Perches wrote: > > On Mon, 2020-06-15 at 21:57 -0400, Waiman Long wrote: > > > v4: > > > - Break out the memzero_explicit() change as suggested by Dan Carpenter > > > so that it can be backported to stable. > > > - Drop the "crypto: Remove unnecessary memzero_explicit()" patch for > > > now as there can be a bit more discussion on what is best. It will be > > > introduced as a separate patch later on after this one is merged. > > > > To this larger audience and last week without reply: > > https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/573b3fbd5927c643920e1364230c296b23e7584d.camel@xxxxxxxxxxx/ > > > > Are there _any_ fastpath uses of kfree or vfree? > > > > Many patches have been posted recently to fix mispairings > > of specific types of alloc and free functions. > > I've prepared a coccinelle script to highlight these mispairings in a function > a couple of days ago: https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/6/5/953 > I've listed all the fixes in the commit message. > > Not so many mispairings actually, and most of them are harmless like: > kmalloc(E) -> kvfree(E) > > However, coccinelle script can't detect cross-functions mispairings, i.e. > allocation in one function, free in another funtion. Hey Denis, thanks for those patches. If possible, it's probably better to not require these pairings and use a single standard kfree/free function. Given the existing ifs in kfree in slab/slob/slub, it seems likely that adding a few more wouldn't have much impact.