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Date:   Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:28:18 +1100
From:   "Tobin C. Harding" <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:     LKML <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] hash addresses printed with %p

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 01:14:38PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 1:08 PM, Tobin C. Harding <> wrote:
> >
> > If you haven't wasted enough time on this can you tell me what you mean
> > by 'completely breaks %pK'?
> The whole point of %pK is that it's a "safer" %p that doesn't leak
> information if you set kptr_restrict.
> With that patch-set, it now leaks _more_ information than %p when
> kptr_restrict isn't set, so %pK went from "be more careful than %p" to
> "be wildly less careful than %p".
> Not because %pK itself changed, but because the semantics of %p did.
> The baseline moved, and the "safe" version did not.

Oh sweet, I was shitting bricks when I read your email :)

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