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Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:35:32 -0700
From: Dave Hansen <>
To: Alexander Potapenko <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] mm: security: introduce the init_allocations=1 boot

On 4/18/19 8:42 AM, Alexander Potapenko wrote:
> This option adds the possibility to initialize newly allocated pages and
> heap objects with zeroes. This is needed to prevent possible information
> leaks and make the control-flow bugs that depend on uninitialized values
> more deterministic.

Isn't it better to do this at free time rather than allocation time?  If
doing it at free, you can't even have information leaks for pages that
are in the allocator.

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