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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:22:29 -0800
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     "Tobin C. Harding" <>
Cc:     LKML <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] hash addresses printed with %p

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Tobin C. Harding <> wrote:
>   git:// tags/printk-hash-pointer-4.15-rc2


What I didn't realize until after pulling this and testing, is that it
completely breaks '%pK'.

We've marked various sensitive pointers with %pK, but that is now
_less_ secure than %p is, since it doesn't do the hashing because of
how you refactored the %pK code out of 'pointer()' into its own

So now %pK ends up using the plain "number()" function. Reading
through the series I hadn't noticed that the refactoring ended up
messing with that.

I'll fix it up somehow.


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