[PATCH v4 1/3] mm/slab: Use memzero_explicit() in kzfree()

David Howells dhowells at redhat.com
Tue Jun 16 17:46:40 CEST 2020

Waiman Long <longman at redhat.com> wrote:

> The kzfree() function is normally used to clear some sensitive
> information, like encryption keys, in the buffer before freeing it back
> to the pool. Memset()

"memset()" is all lowercase.

> is currently used for buffer clearing. However unlikely, there is still a
> non-zero probability

I'd say "a possibility".

> that

and I'd move "in [the] future" here.

> the compiler may choose to optimize away the
> memory clearing especially if LTO is being used in the future. To make sure
> that this optimization will never happen

"in these cases"

> , memzero_explicit(), which is introduced in v3.18, is now used in

"instead of"?

> kzfree() to future-proof it.


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