[PATCH 2/6] treewide: remove using list iterator after loop body as a ptr

Linus Torvalds torvalds at linux-foundation.org
Thu Mar 3 07:18:45 AEDT 2022

On Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 12:07 PM Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org> wrote:
> I've long wanted to change kfree() to explicitly set pointers to NULL on
> free. https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/87

We've had this discussion with the gcc people in the past, and gcc
actually has some support for it, but it's sadly tied to the actual
function name (ie gcc has some special-casing for "free()")



for some of that discussion.

Oh, and I see some patch actually got merged since I looked there last
so that you can mark "deallocator" functions, but I think it's only
for the context matching, not for actually killing accesses to the
pointer afterwards.


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