Commit 3ef0e5ba authored by Johannes Weiner's avatar Johannes Weiner Committed by Linus Torvalds
Browse files

slab: introduce kzfree()

kzfree() is a wrapper for kfree() that additionally zeroes the underlying
memory before releasing it to the slab allocator.

Currently there is code which memset()s the memory region of an object
before releasing it back to the slab allocator to make sure
security-sensitive data are really zeroed out after use.

These callsites can then just use kzfree() which saves some code, makes
users greppable and allows for a stupid destructor that isn't necessarily
aware of the actual object size.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Weiner <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarPekka Enberg <>
Cc: Matt Mackall <>
Acked-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <>
Cc: Nick Piggin <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent d9190913
......@@ -127,6 +127,7 @@ int kmem_ptr_validate(struct kmem_cache *cachep, const void *ptr);
void * __must_check __krealloc(const void *, size_t, gfp_t);
void * __must_check krealloc(const void *, size_t, gfp_t);
void kfree(const void *);
void kzfree(const void *);
size_t ksize(const void *);
......@@ -129,6 +129,26 @@ void *krealloc(const void *p, size_t new_size, gfp_t flags)
* kzfree - like kfree but zero memory
* @p: object to free memory of
* The memory of the object @p points to is zeroed before freed.
* If @p is %NULL, kzfree() does nothing.
void kzfree(const void *p)
size_t ks;
void *mem = (void *)p;
if (unlikely(ZERO_OR_NULL_PTR(mem)))
ks = ksize(mem);
memset(mem, 0, ks);
* strndup_user - duplicate an existing string from user space
* @s: The string to duplicate
Markdown is supported
0% or .
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment