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Date:   Mon, 18 Jul 2022 08:33:42 -0700
From:   Alexander Duyck <>
To:     Maurizio Lombardi <>
Cc:     Chen Lin <>, Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        linux-mm <>,
        LKML <>,
        Netdev <>
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH V3] mm: prevent page_frag_alloc() from corrupting the memory

On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 8:25 AM Maurizio Lombardi <> wrote:
> po 18. 7. 2022 v 16:40 odesílatel Chen Lin <> napsal:
> >
> > But the original intention of page frag interface is indeed to allocate memory
> > less than one page. It's not a good idea to  complicate the definition of
> > "page fragment".
> I see your point, I just don't think it makes much sense to break
> drivers here and there
> when a practically identical 2-lines patch can fix the memory corruption bug
> without changing a single line of code in the drivers.
> By the way, I will wait for the maintainers to decide on the matter.
> Maurizio

I'm good with this smaller approach. If it fails only under memory
pressure I am good with that. The issue with the stricter checking is
that it will add additional overhead that doesn't add much value to
the code.


- Alex

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