On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 03:13:53PM +0000, jb wrote: j> > But I don't understand why you find ksize()/malloc_usable_size() dangerous. j> > ... j> j> The original crime is commited when *usable size* (an implementation detail) j> is exported (leaked) to the caller. j> To be blunt, when a caller requests memory of certain size, and its request is j> satisfied, then it is not its business to learn details beyond that (and they j> should not be offered as well). j> The API should be sanitized, in kernel and user space. j> Otherwise, all kind of charlatans will try to play hair-raising games with it. j> If the caller wants to track the *requested size* programmatically, it is its j> business to do it and it can be done very easily.
+1 This is kind of APIs that just shouldn't exist. -- Totus tuus, Glebius. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"