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Date:   Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:32:39 -0800
From:   Eric Biggers <ebiggers@...nel.org>
To:     linux-fscrypt@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, linux-f2fs-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fs-verity: use mempool for hash requests

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:55:45AM -0600, Eric Biggers wrote:
> From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@...gle.com>
> 
> When initializing an fs-verity hash algorithm, also initialize a mempool
> that contains a single preallocated hash request object.  Then replace
> the direct calls to ahash_request_alloc() and ahash_request_free() with
> allocating and freeing from this mempool.
> 
> This eliminates the possibility of the allocation failing, which is
> desirable for the I/O path.
> 
> This doesn't cause deadlocks because there's no case where multiple hash
> requests are needed at a time to make forward progress.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@...gle.com>
> ---
>  fs/verity/enable.c           |  8 +--
>  fs/verity/fsverity_private.h | 16 ++++--
>  fs/verity/hash_algs.c        | 98 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
>  fs/verity/open.c             |  4 +-
>  fs/verity/verify.c           | 17 +++----
>  5 files changed, 97 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)
> 

Applied to fscrypt.git#fsverity for 5.6.

- Eric

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