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Date:	Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:22:50 +0100
From:	Al Viro <>
To:	Rob Jones <>
Cc:	Alexey Dobriyan <>,
	Linux Kernel <>,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fs: replace int param with size_t for seq_open_private()

On Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 03:38:51PM +0100, Rob Jones wrote:
> >>kmalloc where it is expected to be a size_t.
> >
> >Which is a mistake too because allocations are never that large.
> Yet.

*raised eyebrow*

You do realize that kmalloc() gives physically contiguous allocation, right?
And refuses to allocate more than KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE, while we are at it.
With allocations anywhere near such range being very heavily discouraged.

There might or might not be point in using size_t for kmalloc() argument,
but "future-proofing" isn't it.
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