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Subject[PATCH] mm: util: update the kerneldoc for kstrdup_const()
From: Bartosz Golaszewski <>

Memory allocated with kstrdup_const() must not be passed to regular
krealloc() as it is not aware of the possibility of the chunk residing
in .rodata. Since there are no potential users of krealloc_const()
at the moment, let's just update the doc to make it explicit.

Signed-off-by: Bartosz Golaszewski <>
mm/util.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/util.c b/mm/util.c
index c63c8e47be57..27d6155edb8f 100644
--- a/mm/util.c
+++ b/mm/util.c
@@ -69,7 +69,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(kstrdup);
* @s: the string to duplicate
* @gfp: the GFP mask used in the kmalloc() call when allocating memory
- * Note: Strings allocated by kstrdup_const should be freed by kfree_const.
+ * Note: Strings allocated by kstrdup_const should be freed by kfree_const and
+ * must not be passed to krealloc().
* Return: source string if it is in .rodata section otherwise
* fallback to kstrdup.
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