lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Thu, 23 Jul 2020 05:39:54 +0300
From:   Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@...ux.intel.com>
To:     Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
Cc:     Tom Rix <trix@...hat.com>, dhowells@...hat.com, jmorris@...ei.org,
        serge@...lyn.com, denkenz@...il.com, marcel@...tmann.org,
        keyrings@...r.kernel.org, linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] KEYS: remove redundant memset

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 01:20:00PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Wed, 2020-07-22 at 13:10 -0700, Tom Rix wrote:
> > On 7/22/20 1:02 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2020-07-22 at 06:46 -0700, trix@...hat.com wrote:
> > > > From: Tom Rix <trix@...hat.com>
> > > > 
> > > > Reviewing use of memset in keyctrl_pkey.c
> > > > 
> > > > keyctl_pkey_params_get prologue code to set params up
> > > > 
> > > > 	memset(params, 0, sizeof(*params));
> > > > 	params->encoding = "raw";
> > > > 
> > > > keyctl_pkey_query has the same prologue
> > > > and calls keyctl_pkey_params_get.
> > > > 
> > > > So remove the prologue.
> > > > 
> > > > Fixes: 00d60fd3b932 ("KEYS: Provide keyctls to drive the new key type ops for asymmetric keys [ver #2]")
> > > At best, this is a micro optimization.
> > Yes
> > > How is this appropriate for a Fixes: line?
> > Removing unneeded code is not a fix?
> 
> IMO: there's no "bug" here.
> 
> It's not a logic defect causing some unintended outcome.
> It doesn't need backporting to stable branches.
> 
> Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst-If your patch fixes a bug in a specific commit, e.g. you found an issue using
> Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst:``git bisect``, please use the 'Fixes:' tag with the first 12 characters of
> Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst-the SHA-1 ID, and the one line summary.

I agree.

At worst it can cause unnecessary merge conflicts when backporting
bug fixes.

No measurable gain merging it.

/Jarkko

Powered by blists - more mailing lists