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From: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
To: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] crypto: Remove unnecessary memzero_explicit()
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 14:31:32 -0700
Message-ID: <efd6ceb1f182aa7364e9706422768a1c1335aee4.camel@perches.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200413211550.8307-3-longman@redhat.com>

On Mon, 2020-04-13 at 17:15 -0400, Waiman Long wrote:
> Since kfree_sensitive() will do an implicit memzero_explicit(), there
> is no need to call memzero_explicit() before it. Eliminate those
> memzero_explicit() and simplify the call sites.

2 bits of trivia:

> diff --git a/drivers/crypto/allwinner/sun8i-ce/sun8i-ce-cipher.c b/drivers/crypto/allwinner/sun8i-ce/sun8i-ce-cipher.c
[]
> @@ -391,10 +388,7 @@ int sun8i_ce_aes_setkey(struct crypto_skcipher *tfm, const u8 *key,
>  		dev_dbg(ce->dev, "ERROR: Invalid keylen %u\n", keylen);
>  		return -EINVAL;
>  	}
> -	if (op->key) {
> -		memzero_explicit(op->key, op->keylen);
> -		kfree(op->key);
> -	}
> +	kfree_sensitive(op->key);
>  	op->keylen = keylen;
>  	op->key = kmemdup(key, keylen, GFP_KERNEL | GFP_DMA);
>  	if (!op->key)

It might be a defect to set op->keylen before the kmemdup succeeds.

> @@ -416,10 +410,7 @@ int sun8i_ce_des3_setkey(struct crypto_skcipher *tfm, const u8 *key,
>  	if (err)
>  		return err;
>  
> -	if (op->key) {
> -		memzero_explicit(op->key, op->keylen);
> -		kfree(op->key);
> -	}
> +	free_sensitive(op->key, op->keylen);

Why not kfree_sensitive(op->key) ?



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Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-13 21:15 [PATCH 0/2] mm, treewide: Rename kzfree() to kfree_sensitive() Waiman Long
2020-04-13 21:15 ` [PATCH 1/2] " Waiman Long
2020-04-14  0:29   ` David Rientjes
2020-04-14  8:32   ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2020-04-14  9:01   ` Michal Hocko
2020-04-14 12:48   ` David Sterba
2020-04-14 18:26     ` Waiman Long
2020-04-15  5:01   ` Johannes Weiner
2020-04-13 21:15 ` [PATCH 2/2] crypto: Remove unnecessary memzero_explicit() Waiman Long
2020-04-13 21:31   ` Joe Perches [this message]
2020-04-13 21:52     ` Waiman Long
2020-04-13 22:28 ` [PATCH v2 " Waiman Long
2020-04-14  6:08   ` Christophe Leroy
2020-04-14 16:24     ` Waiman Long
2020-04-14 19:16       ` Michal Suchánek
2020-04-14 19:37         ` Waiman Long
2020-04-14 19:44           ` Joe Perches
2020-04-14 13:06 ` [PATCH 1/2] mm, treewide: Rename kzfree() to kfree_sensitive() David Howells

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