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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: lustre: Remove VLA usage
On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 09:46:08PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> The kernel would like to remove all VLA usage. This switches to a
> simple kasprintf() instead.
>
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> ---
> drivers/staging/lustre/lustre/llite/xattr.c | 19 +++++++++++++------
> 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/lustre/lustre/llite/xattr.c b/drivers/staging/lustre/lustre/llite/xattr.c
> index 532384c91447..aab4eab64289 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/lustre/lustre/llite/xattr.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/lustre/lustre/llite/xattr.c
> @@ -87,7 +87,7 @@ ll_xattr_set_common(const struct xattr_handler *handler,
> const char *name, const void *value, size_t size,
> int flags)
> {
> - char fullname[strlen(handler->prefix) + strlen(name) + 1];
> + char *fullname;
> struct ll_sb_info *sbi = ll_i2sbi(inode);
> struct ptlrpc_request *req = NULL;
> const char *pv = value;
> @@ -141,10 +141,13 @@ ll_xattr_set_common(const struct xattr_handler *handler,
> return -EPERM;
> }
>
> - sprintf(fullname, "%s%s\n", handler->prefix, name);
> + fullname = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "%s%s\n", handler->prefix, name);
> + if (!fullname)
> + return -ENOMEM;
> rc = md_setxattr(sbi->ll_md_exp, ll_inode2fid(inode),
> valid, fullname, pv, size, 0, flags,
> ll_i2suppgid(inode), &req);
> + kfree(fullname);

This is cool. We've had kasprintf() since 2007, who knew?!

thanks,
Tobin.

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