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SubjectRe: [PATCH] iio: potentiometer: ds1803: Remove VLA usage
On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 10:45 AM, Himanshu Jha
<himanshujha199640@gmail.com> wrote:
> In preparation to enabling -Wvla, remove VLA usage and replace it
> with fixed a fixed length array and therefore, prevent potential
> stack overflow attacks.
>
> Fixed as a part of the discussion to remove all VLAs from the kernel:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621
>
> Cc: keescook@chromium.org
> Signed-off-by: Himanshu Jha <himanshujha199640@gmail.com>
> ---
> drivers/iio/potentiometer/ds1803.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/iio/potentiometer/ds1803.c b/drivers/iio/potentiometer/ds1803.c
> index 9b0ff4a..6bf12c9 100644
> --- a/drivers/iio/potentiometer/ds1803.c
> +++ b/drivers/iio/potentiometer/ds1803.c
> @@ -64,7 +64,7 @@ static int ds1803_read_raw(struct iio_dev *indio_dev,
> struct ds1803_data *data = iio_priv(indio_dev);
> int pot = chan->channel;
> int ret;
> - u8 result[indio_dev->num_channels];
> + u8 result[ARRAY_SIZE(ds1803_channels)];

It seems like num_channels is always ARRAY_SIZE(ds1803_channels).
Could the entire field be dropped?

-Kees

>
> switch (mask) {
> case IIO_CHAN_INFO_RAW:
> --
> 2.7.4
>



--
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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