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Subject[PATCH] pinctrl: mcp23s08: use struct_size() in devm_kzalloc()
One of the more common cases of allocation size calculations is finding
the size of a structure that has a zero-sized array at the end, along
with memory for some number of elements for that array. For example:

struct foo {
int stuff;
void *entry[];

instance = devm_kzalloc(dev, sizeof(struct foo) + sizeof(void *) * count, GFP_KERNEL);

Instead of leaving these open-coded and prone to type mistakes, we can
now use the new struct_size() helper:

instance = devm_kzalloc(dev, struct_size(instance, entry, count), GFP_KERNEL);

This code was detected with the help of Coccinelle.

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-mcp23s08.c | 3 +--
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-mcp23s08.c b/drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-mcp23s08.c
index b03481ef99a1..6b4def13df8f 100644
--- a/drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-mcp23s08.c
+++ b/drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-mcp23s08.c
@@ -1139,8 +1139,7 @@ static int mcp23s08_probe(struct spi_device *spi)
return -ENODEV;

data = devm_kzalloc(&spi->dev,
- sizeof(*data) + chips * sizeof(struct mcp23s08),
+ struct_size(data, chip, chips), GFP_KERNEL);
if (!data)
return -ENOMEM;

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