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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH 4/8] mfd: cros_ec: Use a zero-length array for command data
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Am Montag, 6. April 2015, 18:15:02 schrieb Javier Martinez Canillas:
> Commit 1b84f2a4cd4a ("mfd: cros_ec: Use fixed size arrays to transfer
> data with the EC") modified the struct cros_ec_command fields to not
> use pointers for the input and output buffers and use fixed length
> arrays instead.
>
> This change was made because the cros_ec ioctl API uses that struct
> cros_ec_command to allow user-space to send commands to the EC and
> to get data from the EC. So using pointers made the API not 64-bit
> safe. Unfortunately this approach was not flexible enough for all
> the use-cases since there may be a need to send larger commands
> on newer versions of the EC command protocol.
>
> So to avoid to choose a constant length that it may be too big for
> most commands and thus wasting memory and CPU cycles on copy from
> and to user-space or having a size that is too small for some big
> commands, use a zero-length array that is both 64-bit safe and
> flexible. The same buffer is used for both output and input data
> so the maximum of these values should be used to allocate it.
>
> Suggested-by: Gwendal Grignou <gwendal@chromium.org>
> Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <javier.martinez@collabora.co.uk>
> ---

[...]

> /* Module initialization */
> @@ -269,3 +301,4 @@ void ec_dev_sysfs_remove(struct cros_ec_device *ec)
> {
> sysfs_remove_group(&ec->vdev->kobj, &ec_attr_group);
> }
> +

.git/rebase-apply/patch:893: new blank line at EOF.


> diff --git a/include/linux/mfd/cros_ec.h b/include/linux/mfd/cros_ec.h
> index 14cf522123dd..7eee38abd02a 100644
> --- a/include/linux/mfd/cros_ec.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mfd/cros_ec.h



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