Re: [BUG] SLOB breaks Crypto

From: Herbert Xu
Date: Tue May 18 2010 - 06:27:44 EST

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 10:17:35AM +0200, Adrian-Ken Rueegsegger wrote:
> As noted in my other mail [1] it seems like the HMAC tests trigger these
> errors.

Thanks for all the detective work!

I think the problem is this changeset:

commit 6eb7228421c01ba48a6a88a7a5b3e71cfb70d4a9
Author: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue Jan 8 17:16:44 2008 +1100

[CRYPTO] api: Set default CRYPTO_MINALIGN to unsigned long long

Thanks to David Miller for pointing out that the SLAB (or SLOB/SLUB)
cache uses the alignment of unsigned long long if the architecture
kmalloc/slab alignment macros are not defined.

This patch changes the CRYPTO_MINALIGN so that it uses the same default

Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

diff --git a/include/linux/crypto.h b/include/linux/crypto.h
index 0aba104..5e02d1b 100644
--- a/include/linux/crypto.h
+++ b/include/linux/crypto.h
@@ -90,13 +90,11 @@
#elif defined(ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN)
+#define CRYPTO_MINALIGN __alignof__(unsigned long long)

#define CRYPTO_MINALIGN_ATTR __attribute__ ((__aligned__(CRYPTO_MINALIGN)))

struct scatterlist;
struct crypto_ablkcipher;

So evidently the assumption made in this change does not work on
SLOB since it only guarantees __alignof__(unsigned long).

I think the simplest fix is to revert this changeset.

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