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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-10-24 19:33:32 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-10-24 19:33:32 (GMT)
commit14d4cc08832efb724e58944ba2ac22e2ca3143dc (patch)
treefebca1365a5306d5a44b2481ec41f13f4c2defc2 /lib/string.c
parent1c45d9a920e6ef4fce38921e4fc776c2abca3197 (diff)
parent7185ad2672a7d50bc384de0e38d90b75d99f3d82 (diff)
Merge tag 'random_for_linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tytso/random
Pull /dev/random updates from Ted Ts'o: "This adds a memzero_explicit() call which is guaranteed not to be optimized away by GCC. This is important when we are wiping cryptographically sensitive material" * tag 'random_for_linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tytso/random: crypto: memzero_explicit - make sure to clear out sensitive data random: add and use memzero_explicit() for clearing data
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diff --git a/lib/string.c b/lib/string.c
index 2fc20aa..1006330 100644
--- a/lib/string.c
+++ b/lib/string.c
@@ -598,6 +598,22 @@ void *memset(void *s, int c, size_t count)
+ * memzero_explicit - Fill a region of memory (e.g. sensitive
+ * keying data) with 0s.
+ * @s: Pointer to the start of the area.
+ * @count: The size of the area.
+ *
+ * memzero_explicit() doesn't need an arch-specific version as
+ * it just invokes the one of memset() implicitly.
+ */
+void memzero_explicit(void *s, size_t count)
+ memset(s, 0, count);
* memcpy - Copy one area of memory to another

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