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SubjectRe: [PATCH] key: Convert big_key payload.data to struct
On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 1:11 AM, David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> wrote:
> Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
>
>> This doesn't protect you against changes in struct path size,
>> though... the existing code (and this proposal) will break if that
>> ever happens...
>
> True - in which case you should kmalloc() it as Eric suggests.
>
>> What's the problem with defining the types at the top level? That
>> seems like a nice place to see them all at once.
>
> It means adding a bunch of dependencies to linux/key.h and union key_payload.
>
> Have you considered why we don't just put all the definitions for all the
> filesystems in linux/fs.h? By this logic it would seem like a nice place to
> see them all at once.

I've seen other things that want to share a structure use embedded
structures, etc. I'll see if there is something else to be done, but
just cleaning up the casts alone makes the big_key code so much more
readable. :P

-Kees

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Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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