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Re: [PATCH] Use kzfree in crypto API context initialization and key/iv handling

From:  Herbert Xu <herbert-AT-gondor.apana.org.au>
To:  David Miller <davem-AT-davemloft.net>
Subject:  Re: [PATCH] Use kzfree in crypto API context initialization and key/iv handling
Date:  Mon, 1 Jun 2009 14:48:37 +1000
Message-ID:  <20090601044837.GA9220@gondor.apana.org.au>
Cc:  riel-AT-redhat.com, research-AT-subreption.com, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, pageexec-AT-freemail.hu, linux-mm-AT-kvack.org, torvalds-AT-osdl.org, alan-AT-lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk, linux-crypto-AT-vger.kernel.org
Archive-link:  Article

On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 09:46:23PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> 
> I don't even want to think about what this does to IPSEC rule creation
> rates, that that matters heavily for cell phone networks where
> hundreds of thousands of nodes come in and out of the server and each
> such entry requires creating 4 IPSEC rules.

I completely agree.  The zeroing of metadata is gratuitous.

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