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Date:   Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:35:53 +0100
From:   Florian Westphal <>
To:     Charlie Sale <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Net: netfilter: Moved vmalloc call to kmalloc call

Charlie Sale <> wrote:
> Fixed FIXME comment in code my changing a vmalloc call
> to a kmalloc call. Thought it would be a good place to
> start for a first patch.

Please at least compile test your patches.

> -	/* FIXME: don't use vmalloc() here or anywhere else -HW */
> -	hinfo = vmalloc(sizeof(struct xt_hashlimit_htable) +
> -	                sizeof(struct hlist_head) * size);
> +
> +	hinfo = kmalloc(sizeof(*hinfo) +
> +			sizeof(struct hlist_head) * size, GPT_KERNEL);

If anything this should be switched to kvmalloc, not kmalloc.

Also, hinfo cannot be free'd via vfree after this change, so you need to
adjust all free operations too.

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