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Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:40:19 -0700
From: Dave Hansen <>
To: Kees Cook <>
Cc: Alexander Potapenko <>,
 Andrew Morton <>, Christoph Lameter <>,
 Dmitry Vyukov <>, Laura Abbott <>,
 Linux-MM <>,
 linux-security-module <>,
 Kernel Hardening <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] gfp: mm: introduce __GFP_NOINIT

On 4/23/19 12:14 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
>> These sl*b ones seem like a bad idea.  We already have rules that sl*b
>> allocations must be initialized by callers, and we have reasonably
>> frequent bugs where the rules are broken.
> Hm? No, this is saying that the page allocator can skip the auto-init
> because the slab internals will be doing it later.

Ahhh, got it.  I missed all the fun in patch 1.

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