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From: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
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	Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>,
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	Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
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Subject: [PATCH v4 1/3] mm/slab: Use memzero_explicit() in kzfree()
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 21:57:16 -0400
Message-ID: <20200616015718.7812-2-longman@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200616015718.7812-1-longman@redhat.com>

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() is currently used for the buffer clearing. However,
it is entirely possible that the compiler may choose to optimize away the
memory clearing especially if LTO is being used. To make sure that this
optimization will not happen, memzero_explicit(), which is introduced
in v3.18, is now used in kzfree() to do the clearing.

Fixes: 3ef0e5ba4673 ("slab: introduce kzfree()")
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>
---
 mm/slab_common.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/slab_common.c b/mm/slab_common.c
index 9e72ba224175..37d48a56431d 100644
--- a/mm/slab_common.c
+++ b/mm/slab_common.c
@@ -1726,7 +1726,7 @@ void kzfree(const void *p)
 	if (unlikely(ZERO_OR_NULL_PTR(mem)))
 		return;
 	ks = ksize(mem);
-	memset(mem, 0, ks);
+	memzero_explicit(mem, ks);
 	kfree(mem);
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(kzfree);
-- 
2.18.1


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Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-16  1:57 [PATCH v4 0/3] mm, treewide: Rename kzfree() to kfree_sensitive() Waiman Long
2020-06-16  1:57 ` Waiman Long [this message]
2020-06-16  3:30   ` [PATCH v4 1/3] mm/slab: Use memzero_explicit() in kzfree() Eric Biggers
2020-06-16 13:05     ` Waiman Long
2020-06-16 15:46     ` David Howells
2020-06-16  6:42   ` Michal Hocko
2020-06-16  9:08     ` Dan Carpenter
2020-06-16  1:57 ` [PATCH v4 2/3] mm, treewide: Rename kzfree() to kfree_sensitive() Waiman Long
2020-06-16 14:26   ` Dan Carpenter
2020-06-16 15:05     ` Waiman Long
2020-06-16  1:57 ` [PATCH v4 3/3] btrfs: Use kfree() in btrfs_ioctl_get_subvol_info() Waiman Long
2020-06-16 14:48   ` David Sterba
2020-06-16 15:05     ` Waiman Long
2020-06-16 18:53 ` [PATCH v4 0/3] mm, treewide: Rename kzfree() to kfree_sensitive() Joe Perches
2020-06-16 19:43   ` Waiman Long
2020-06-16 19:46   ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2020-06-16 20:01   ` Waiman Long
2020-06-16 21:14   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-06-16 23:01   ` David Sterba
2020-06-17  0:37     ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-06-17  7:12       ` Michal Hocko
2020-06-17 11:08         ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-06-17 11:31           ` Michal Hocko
2020-06-17 12:23             ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-06-17 12:55               ` Michal Hocko
2020-06-17  8:03       ` Jo -l
2020-06-17 21:31   ` Denis Efremov
2020-06-17 23:12     ` Joe Perches

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