Re: [patch 0/5] Support for sanitization flag in low-level pageallocator

From: Larry H.
Date: Sat May 30 2009 - 05:07:46 EST

On 10:57 Sat 30 May , Pekka Enberg wrote:
> Larry H. wrote:
>> Furthermore, selective clearing doesn't solve the roots of the problem.
>> It's just adding bandages to a wound which never stops bleeding. I
>> proposed an initial page flag because we could use it later for
>> unconditional page clearing doing a one line change in a header file.
>> I see a lot of speculation on what works and what doesn't, but
>> there isn't much on the practical side of things, yet. I provided test
>> results that proved some of the comments wrong, and I've referenced
>> literature which shows the reasoning behind all this. What else can I do
>> to make you understand you are missing the point here?
> Hey, if you want to add a CONFIG_ZERO_ALL_MEMORY_PARANOIA thing that can be
> disabled, go for it! But you have to find someone else to take the merge
> the SLAB bits because, quite frankly, I am not convinced it's worth it. And
> the hand waving you're doing here isn't really helping your case, sorry.

For a second I thought it was Ingo who was writing this e-mail.
Apologies about the confusion.

What was the technical explanation and reasoning behind your remarks,

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