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SubjectRe: [PATCH] rtc: remove VLA usage
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On 03/07/2018 05:12 PM, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> On 07/03/2018 at 17:09:22 -0600, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
>>
>> On 03/07/2018 05:01 PM, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
>>> On 07/03/2018 at 16:39:51 -0600, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
>>>> Hi Alexandre,
>>>>
>>>> On 03/07/2018 03:25 PM, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
>>>>> On 07/03/2018 at 14:11:33 -0600, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
>>>>>> In preparation to enabling -Wvla, remove VLA and replace it
>>>>>> with a fixed-length array instead.
>>>>>>
>>>>> You should probably explain what VLA is and why this is important to do.
>>>> Sure. I can elaborate a little bit more.
>>>>
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
>>>>>> ---
>>>>>> drivers/rtc/rtc-bq32k.c | 2 +-
>>>>>> drivers/rtc/rtc-mcp795.c | 2 +-
>>>>>> 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-bq32k.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-bq32k.c
>>>>>> index e8698e9..e4b234a 100644
>>>>>> --- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-bq32k.c
>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-bq32k.c
>>>>>> @@ -74,7 +74,7 @@ static int bq32k_read(struct device *dev, void *data, uint8_t off, uint8_t len)
>>>>>> static int bq32k_write(struct device *dev, void *data, uint8_t off, uint8_t len)
>>>>>> {
>>>>>> struct i2c_client *client = to_i2c_client(dev);
>>>>>> - uint8_t buffer[len + 1];
>>>>>> + uint8_t buffer[256];
>>>>> You chose to change len to 255, probably because this is a uint8_t but
>>>> Correct.
>>>>
>>>>> this is way too much for this rtc, it only has 10 consecutive registers.
>>>> In that case probably the best solution is to add the following line to the
>>>> module:
>>>>
>>>> #define MAX_LEN 10
>>>>
>>>> and update the rest of the code as follows:
>>>>
>>>> uint8_t buffer[MAX_LEN + 1];
>>>>
>>> Seems better, yes.
>>>
>>>>>> buffer[0] = off;
>>>>>> memcpy(&buffer[1], data, len);
>>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-mcp795.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-mcp795.c
>>>>>> index 79e24ea..00e11c1 100644
>>>>>> --- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-mcp795.c
>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-mcp795.c
>>>>>> @@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ static int mcp795_rtcc_write(struct device *dev, u8 addr, u8 *data, u8 count)
>>>>>> {
>>>>>> struct spi_device *spi = to_spi_device(dev);
>>>>>> int ret;
>>>>>> - u8 tx[2 + count];
>>>>>> + u8 tx[257];
>>>> For this particular case it seems to me that the following works just fine:
>>>>
>>>> #define MAX_COUNT 7
>>>>
>>>> u8 tx[MAX_COUNT + 2];
>>>>
>>>> What do you think?
>>>>
>>> Nope, that RTC has a section of 255 bytes that could be read at once so
>>> 257 is the correct value.
>>>
>> I see...
>>
>> I was looking into this piece of code drivers/rtc/rtc-mcp795.c:302:
>>
>>         tmp[0] = (tmp[0] & 0x80) | bin2bcd(alm->time.tm_sec);
>>         tmp[1] = (tmp[1] & 0x80) | bin2bcd(alm->time.tm_min);
>>         tmp[2] = (tmp[2] & 0xE0) | bin2bcd(alm->time.tm_hour);
>>         tmp[3] = (tmp[3] & 0x80) | bin2bcd(alm->time.tm_wday + 1);
>>         /* set alarm match: seconds, minutes, hour, day, date and month */
>>         tmp[3] |= (MCP795_ALM0C2_BIT | MCP795_ALM0C1_BIT |
>> MCP795_ALM0C0_BIT);
>>         tmp[4] = (tmp[4] & 0xC0) | bin2bcd(alm->time.tm_mday);
>>         tmp[5] = (tmp[5] & 0xE0) | bin2bcd(alm->time.tm_mon + 1);
>>
>>         ret = mcp795_rtcc_write(dev, MCP795_REG_ALM0_SECONDS, tmp,
>> sizeof(tmp));
>>
> Yeah, the 128 or 255 bytes NVRAM is not yet supported but this is on my
> todo list
>

I got it.

Thanks
--
Gustavo

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