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authorJohannes Weiner <>2009-02-20 15:38:41 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2009-02-20 17:57:48 -0800
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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: Johannes Weiner <> Reviewed-by: Pekka Enberg <> Cc: Matt Mackall <> Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <> Cc: Nick Piggin <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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