crypto: qat - add limit to linked list parsing

adf_copy_key_value_data() copies data from userland to kernel, based on
a linked link provided by userland. If userland provides a circular
list (or just a very long one) then it would drive a long loop where
allocation occurs in every loop. This could lead to low memory conditions.
Adding a limit to stop endless loop.

Signed-off-by: Adam Guerin <>
Co-developed-by: Ciunas Bennett <>
Signed-off-by: Ciunas Bennett <>
Reviewed-by: Giovanni Cabiddu <>
Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>
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