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Date:   Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:25:10 +0100 (CET)
From:   Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
To:     Juergen Gross <jgross@...e.com>
cc:     peng.hao2@....com.cn, bp@...en8.de, dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com,
        peterz@...radead.org, luto@...nel.org, x86@...nel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86/mm/mem_encrypt_identity : fix error useage to
 sizeof

On Tue, 15 Jan 2019, Juergen Gross wrote:
> On 15/01/2019 11:13, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > On Mon, 7 Jan 2019, peng.hao2@....com.cn wrote:
> > 
> >>>> Fix error usage to sizeof. It should not use sizeof to pointer.
> >>>
> >>> .... because?
> >>>
> >>> The commit message needs to explain what the potential issue could be
> >>> and why it doesn't matter in this case.
> >> I see the definition of pte_t may be more than sizeof(unsigned long).
> >> So I think sizeof(pte_t) is safer.
> > 
> > What exactly is the difference between:
> > 
> > 	pte_t	*p;
> > 
> > 	sizeof(*p)
> > 
> > and
> > 
> > 	sizeof(pte_t)
> > 
> > and what is safer about the latter?
> 
> Please note that the current code is using sizeof(p) instead of sizeof(*p).

Ooops. That's wrong indeed, but we should not change it to sizeof(pte_t)
and change it to sizeof(*p) instead.

Thanks,

	tglx

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