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Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:28:49 -0800
From: Dave Hansen <>
To: Christoph Lameter <>
Cc:, Pekka Enberg <>,
 David Rientjes <>, Joonsoo Kim <>,
 Andrew Morton <>, Laura Abbott
 Kees Cook <>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 6/7] mm: Add Kconfig option for
 slab sanitization

On 12/22/2015 09:24 AM, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Dec 2015, Dave Hansen wrote:
>> Or are you just saying that we should use the poisoning *code* that we
>> already have in slub?  Using the _code_ looks like a really good idea,
>> whether we're using it to write POISON_FREE, or 0's.  Something like the
>> attached patch?
> Why would you use zeros? The point is just to clear the information right?
> The regular poisoning does that.

It then allows you to avoid the zeroing at allocation time.

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