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Date: Wed, 9 May 2018 09:08:24 -0700
From: Laura Abbott <>
To: Kees Cook <>, Matthew Wilcox <>
Cc: Rasmus Villemoes <>,,,
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 00/13] Provide saturating helpers for allocation

On 05/08/2018 05:42 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
> This is a stab at providing three new helpers for allocation size
> calculation:
> struct_size(), array_size(), and array3_size().
> These are implemented on top of Rasmus's overflow checking functions,
> and the last 8 patches are all treewide conversions of open-coded
> multiplications into the various combinations of the helper functions.
> -Kees
Obvious question (that might indicate this deserves documentation?)

What's the difference between

kmalloc_array(cnt, sizeof(struct blah), GFP_KERNEL);


kmalloc(array_size(cnt, struct blah), GFP_KERNEL);

and when would you use one over the other?


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