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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] crypto: fix crypto_alloc_{tfm,base}() return value
    On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 05:58:12PM +0900, Akinobu Mita wrote:
    > crypto_alloc_tfm() and crypto_alloc_base() are suppose to return error code
    > as pointer on failures. But there are some cases where they return NULL
    > (for example, crypto_alloc_tfm() returns NULL on kzalloc() failure)
    > This patch fixes that wrong return value, and also fixes tcrypt so that it can
    > detect error code correctly.

    Actually, crypto_alloc_tfm is an obsolete function which is supposed
    to maintain its previous semantics of returning NULL or success.

    I don't quite see where the problem with crypto_alloc_base is.

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