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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] mm: Add kvmalloc_ab_c and kvzalloc_struct

On Wed, 7 Mar 2018, Matthew Wilcox wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 10:18:21PM +0100, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > > Otherwise, yes, please. We could build a coccinelle rule for
> > > additional replacements...
> >
> > A potential semantic patch and the changes it generates are attached
> > below. Himanshu Jha helped with its development. Working on this
> > uncovered one bug, where the allocated array is too large, because the
> > size provided for it was a structure size, but actually only pointers to
> > that structure were to be stored in it.
> This is cool! Thanks for doing the coccinelle patch! Diffstat:
> 50 files changed, 81 insertions(+), 124 deletions(-)
> I find that pretty compelling. I'll repost the kvmalloc_struct patch
> imminently.

Thanks. So it's OK to replace kmalloc and kzalloc, even though they
didn't previously consider vmalloc and even though kmalloc doesn't zero?

There are a few other cases that use GFP_NOFS and GFP_NOWAIT, but I didn't
transform those because the comment says that the flags should be
GFP_KERNEL based. Should those be transformed too?


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