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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fscache: fscache_set_key() - align alloc and usage
On 08/03/2018 03:49 PM, David Howells wrote:
> Tomas Bortoli <> wrote:
>> The fscache_set_key() function allocates the buf pointer if index_key_len >
>> sizeof(cookie->inline_key). In such cases the allocated space might not be
>> aligned with the pointer type. This may result in an out-of-bound in the
>> for-loop later in the same function, as the counter is rounded up.
> Yeah, it's good idea anyway since I should tell the allocator everything that
> I expect to use - though kmalloc() will effectively rounds up the size to a
> multiple of 8 anyway (ie. the smallest allocation granule is 8 bytes).
> David

Yeah I forgot that :) at least KASAN won't complain anymore.


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