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Date:	Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:25:07 -0700
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>
To:	Borislav Petkov <>, Vivek Goyal <>
CC:	WANG Chao <>, Dave Young <>,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 07/13] kexec: Implementation of new syscall kexec_file_load

On 06/16/2014 02:09 PM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> Nah, I don't feel strongly about it - I just don't trust userspace and
> think that every value we get from it should be "sanitized".

Borislav and I talked about this briefly over IRC.  A key part of that
is that if userspace could manipulate this system call to consume an
unreasonable amount of memory, we would have a problem, for example if
this code used vzalloc() instead of kzalloc().  However, since
kmalloc/kzalloc implies a relatively restrictive limit on the memory
allocation size anyway, well short of anything that could cause OOM
problems, that pretty much solves the problem.


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