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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:11:46 -0800
From: Matthew Wilcox <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <>,,
	Kees Cook <>,,,
	Joe Perches <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 0/8] Add kvzalloc_struct to complement kvzalloc_array

From: Matthew Wilcox <>

We all know the perils of multiplying a value provided from userspace
by a constant and then allocating the resulting number of bytes.  That's
why we have kvmalloc_array(), so we don't have to think about it.
This solves the same problem when we embed one of these arrays in a
struct like this:

struct {
        int n;
        unsigned long array[];

Using kvzalloc_struct() to allocate this will save precious thinking
time and reduce the possibilities of bugs.

v2: Minor fixes pointed out by Kees
    Added sample conversions

I added a few more sample conversions for demonstration purposes, and
one thing I noticed is that the kvmalloc family of functions live in
<linux/mm.h> which (contrary to popular belief) is not already
automatically included everywhere.

Should they be moved to slab.h to be with kmalloc, a new file
(malloc.h? kvmalloc.h?), or even kernel.h?

Matthew Wilcox (8):
  mm: Add kernel-doc for kvfree
  mm: Add kvmalloc_ab_c and kvzalloc_struct
  Convert virtio_console to kvzalloc_struct
  Convert dax device to kvzalloc_struct
  Convert infiniband uverbs to kvzalloc_struct
  Convert v4l2 event to kvzalloc_struct
  Convert vhost to kvzalloc_struct
  Convert jffs2 acl to kvzalloc_struct

 drivers/char/virtio_console.c        |  3 +--
 drivers/dax/device.c                 |  2 +-
 drivers/infiniband/core/uverbs_cmd.c |  4 +--
 drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-event.c |  3 +--
 drivers/vhost/vhost.c                |  2 +-
 fs/jffs2/acl.c                       |  3 ++-
 fs/jffs2/acl.h                       |  1 +
 include/linux/mm.h                   | 51 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 include/rdma/ib_verbs.h              |  5 +---
 mm/util.c                            | 10 +++++++
 10 files changed, 71 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)


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