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SubjectRe: [PATCH] rfc4106, Intel, AES-NI: Don't leak memory in rfc4106_set_hash_subkey().
On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 03:38:47PM +0100, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> There's a small memory leak in
> arch/x86/crypto/aesni-intel_glue.c::rfc4106_set_hash_subkey(). If the call
> to kmalloc() fails and returns NULL then the memory allocated previously
> by ablkcipher_request_alloc() is not freed when we leave the function.
> I could have just added a call to ablkcipher_request_free() before we
> return -ENOMEM, but that started to look too much like the code we
> already had at the end of the function, so I chose instead to rework the
> code a bit so that there are now a few labels at the end that we goto when
> various allocations fail, so we don't have to repeat the same blocks of
> code (this also reduces the object code size slightly).
> Please review and consider merging.
> Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <>

Patch applied. Thanks a lot!
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