[v2] KEYS: remove redundant memset
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Tom Rix July 22, 2020, 1:46 p.m. UTC
From: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>

Reviewing use of memset in keyctrl_pkey.c

keyctl_pkey_params_get prologue code to set params up

	memset(params, 0, sizeof(*params));
	params->encoding = "raw";

keyctl_pkey_query has the same prologue
and calls keyctl_pkey_params_get.

So remove the prologue.

Fixes: 00d60fd3b932 ("KEYS: Provide keyctls to drive the new key type ops for asymmetric keys [ver #2]")

Signed-off-by: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>
---
v1: remove change to keyctl_pkey_params_get_2

 security/keys/keyctl_pkey.c | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

Comments

Joe Perches July 22, 2020, 8:02 p.m. UTC | #1
On Wed, 2020-07-22 at 06:46 -0700, trix@redhat.com wrote:
> From: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>
> 
> Reviewing use of memset in keyctrl_pkey.c
> 
> keyctl_pkey_params_get prologue code to set params up
> 
> 	memset(params, 0, sizeof(*params));
> 	params->encoding = "raw";
> 
> keyctl_pkey_query has the same prologue
> and calls keyctl_pkey_params_get.
> 
> So remove the prologue.
> 
> Fixes: 00d60fd3b932 ("KEYS: Provide keyctls to drive the new key type ops for asymmetric keys [ver #2]")

At best, this is a micro optimization.

How is this appropriate for a Fixes: line?

> diff --git a/security/keys/keyctl_pkey.c b/security/keys/keyctl_pkey.c
[]
> @@ -166,8 +166,6 @@ long keyctl_pkey_query(key_serial_t id,
>  	struct kernel_pkey_query res;
>  	long ret;
>  
> -	memset(&params, 0, sizeof(params));
> -
>  	ret = keyctl_pkey_params_get(id, _info, &params);
>  	if (ret < 0)
>  		goto error;
Tom Rix July 22, 2020, 8:10 p.m. UTC | #2
On 7/22/20 1:02 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Wed, 2020-07-22 at 06:46 -0700, trix@redhat.com wrote:
>> From: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>
>>
>> Reviewing use of memset in keyctrl_pkey.c
>>
>> keyctl_pkey_params_get prologue code to set params up
>>
>> 	memset(params, 0, sizeof(*params));
>> 	params->encoding = "raw";
>>
>> keyctl_pkey_query has the same prologue
>> and calls keyctl_pkey_params_get.
>>
>> So remove the prologue.
>>
>> Fixes: 00d60fd3b932 ("KEYS: Provide keyctls to drive the new key type ops for asymmetric keys [ver #2]")
> At best, this is a micro optimization.
Yes
> How is this appropriate for a Fixes: line?
Removing unneeded code is not a fix?
>
>> diff --git a/security/keys/keyctl_pkey.c b/security/keys/keyctl_pkey.c
> []
>> @@ -166,8 +166,6 @@ long keyctl_pkey_query(key_serial_t id,
>>  	struct kernel_pkey_query res;
>>  	long ret;
>>  
>> -	memset(&params, 0, sizeof(params));
>> -
>>  	ret = keyctl_pkey_params_get(id, _info, &params);
>>  	if (ret < 0)
>>  		goto error;
Joe Perches July 22, 2020, 8:20 p.m. UTC | #3
On Wed, 2020-07-22 at 13:10 -0700, Tom Rix wrote:
> On 7/22/20 1:02 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Wed, 2020-07-22 at 06:46 -0700, trix@redhat.com wrote:
> > > From: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>
> > > 
> > > Reviewing use of memset in keyctrl_pkey.c
> > > 
> > > keyctl_pkey_params_get prologue code to set params up
> > > 
> > > 	memset(params, 0, sizeof(*params));
> > > 	params->encoding = "raw";
> > > 
> > > keyctl_pkey_query has the same prologue
> > > and calls keyctl_pkey_params_get.
> > > 
> > > So remove the prologue.
> > > 
> > > Fixes: 00d60fd3b932 ("KEYS: Provide keyctls to drive the new key type ops for asymmetric keys [ver #2]")
> > At best, this is a micro optimization.
> Yes
> > How is this appropriate for a Fixes: line?
> Removing unneeded code is not a fix?

IMO: there's no "bug" here.

It's not a logic defect causing some unintended outcome.
It doesn't need backporting to stable branches.

Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst-If your patch fixes a bug in a specific commit, e.g. you found an issue using
Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst:``git bisect``, please use the 'Fixes:' tag with the first 12 characters of
Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst-the SHA-1 ID, and the one line summary.
Jarkko Sakkinen July 23, 2020, 2:39 a.m. UTC | #4
On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 01:20:00PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Wed, 2020-07-22 at 13:10 -0700, Tom Rix wrote:
> > On 7/22/20 1:02 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2020-07-22 at 06:46 -0700, trix@redhat.com wrote:
> > > > From: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>
> > > > 
> > > > Reviewing use of memset in keyctrl_pkey.c
> > > > 
> > > > keyctl_pkey_params_get prologue code to set params up
> > > > 
> > > > 	memset(params, 0, sizeof(*params));
> > > > 	params->encoding = "raw";
> > > > 
> > > > keyctl_pkey_query has the same prologue
> > > > and calls keyctl_pkey_params_get.
> > > > 
> > > > So remove the prologue.
> > > > 
> > > > Fixes: 00d60fd3b932 ("KEYS: Provide keyctls to drive the new key type ops for asymmetric keys [ver #2]")
> > > At best, this is a micro optimization.
> > Yes
> > > How is this appropriate for a Fixes: line?
> > Removing unneeded code is not a fix?
> 
> IMO: there's no "bug" here.
> 
> It's not a logic defect causing some unintended outcome.
> It doesn't need backporting to stable branches.
> 
> Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst-If your patch fixes a bug in a specific commit, e.g. you found an issue using
> Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst:``git bisect``, please use the 'Fixes:' tag with the first 12 characters of
> Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst-the SHA-1 ID, and the one line summary.

I agree.

At worst it can cause unnecessary merge conflicts when backporting
bug fixes.

No measurable gain merging it.

/Jarkko

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diff --git a/security/keys/keyctl_pkey.c b/security/keys/keyctl_pkey.c
index 931d8dfb4a7f..5de0d599a274 100644
--- a/security/keys/keyctl_pkey.c
+++ b/security/keys/keyctl_pkey.c
@@ -166,8 +166,6 @@  long keyctl_pkey_query(key_serial_t id,
 	struct kernel_pkey_query res;
 	long ret;
 
-	memset(&params, 0, sizeof(params));
-
 	ret = keyctl_pkey_params_get(id, _info, &params);
 	if (ret < 0)
 		goto error;