[Drbd-dev] [PATCH v6 10/18] x86/power/64: Remove VLA usage

Kees Cook keescook at chromium.org
Wed Jul 25 20:01:47 CEST 2018

On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 4:32 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael at kernel.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 6:49 PM, Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org> wrote:
>> In the quest to remove all stack VLA usage from the kernel[1], this
>> removes the discouraged use of AHASH_REQUEST_ON_STACK by switching to
>> shash directly and allocating the descriptor in heap memory (which should
>> be fine: the tfm has already been allocated there too).
>> [1] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/CA+55aFzCG-zNmZwX4A2FQpadafLfEzK6CC=qPXydAacU1RqZWA@mail.gmail.com
>> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
>> Acked-by: Pavel Machek <pavel at ucw.cz>
> I think I can queue this up if there are no objections from others.
> Do you want me to do that?

Sure thing. It looks like the other stand-alone patches like this one
are getting taken into the non-crypto trees, so that's fine.



Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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