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SubjectRe: [PATCH][trivial] crypto: tcrypt - reduce stack size
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, Frank Seidel wrote:
> Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > Probably people should be reminded tcrypt can only be a module, not built-in,
> > so it won't waste precious unswappable kernel memory if it's static.
>
> Thats right, but it also doesn't hurt to simply use kmalloc, does it? :-)

Wel...

Using kmalloc() increases code size, makes the code more complex, and increases
the risk of introducing a memory leak now or later.

> I just stumbled over tcrypt on the make checkstack output and as also
> the kerneljanitors todo advises to reduce this footprint where possible
> i just wanted to help out here.

Reducing stack usage is fine. However, for a loadable test module without
concurrency issues it's far easier to do that by just making the data static.

With kind regards,

Geert Uytterhoeven
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