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authorSage Weil <sage@newdream.net>2009-09-21 17:02:56 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-09-22 07:17:35 -0700
commitbba78819548a59a52e60f0b259997bbd011164ae (patch)
parentbbba809e96539672f775a3d70102657d05816a5b (diff)
mm: remove broken 'kzalloc' mempool
The kzalloc mempool zeros items when they are initially allocated, but does not rezero used items that are returned to the pool. Consequently mempool_alloc()s may return non-zeroed memory. Since there are/were only two in-tree users for mempool_create_kzalloc_pool(), and 'fixing' this in a way that will re-zero used (but not new) items before first use is non-trivial, just remove it. Signed-off-by: Sage Weil <sage@newdream.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2 files changed, 2 insertions, 15 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/mempool.h b/include/linux/mempool.h
index 9be484d1128..7c08052e332 100644
--- a/include/linux/mempool.h
+++ b/include/linux/mempool.h
@@ -47,22 +47,16 @@ mempool_create_slab_pool(int min_nr, struct kmem_cache *kc)
- * 2 mempool_alloc_t's and a mempool_free_t to kmalloc/kzalloc and kfree
- * the amount of memory specified by pool_data
+ * a mempool_alloc_t and a mempool_free_t to kmalloc and kfree the
+ * amount of memory specified by pool_data
void *mempool_kmalloc(gfp_t gfp_mask, void *pool_data);
-void *mempool_kzalloc(gfp_t gfp_mask, void *pool_data);
void mempool_kfree(void *element, void *pool_data);
static inline mempool_t *mempool_create_kmalloc_pool(int min_nr, size_t size)
return mempool_create(min_nr, mempool_kmalloc, mempool_kfree,
(void *) size);
-static inline mempool_t *mempool_create_kzalloc_pool(int min_nr, size_t size)
- return mempool_create(min_nr, mempool_kzalloc, mempool_kfree,
- (void *) size);
* A mempool_alloc_t and mempool_free_t for a simple page allocator that
diff --git a/mm/mempool.c b/mm/mempool.c
index 32e75d40050..1a3bc3d4d55 100644
--- a/mm/mempool.c
+++ b/mm/mempool.c
@@ -308,13 +308,6 @@ void *mempool_kmalloc(gfp_t gfp_mask, void *pool_data)
-void *mempool_kzalloc(gfp_t gfp_mask, void *pool_data)
- size_t size = (size_t)pool_data;
- return kzalloc(size, gfp_mask);
void mempool_kfree(void *element, void *pool_data)