lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2020]   [Feb]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
/
Date
From
Subject[PATCH] dmaengine: tegra210-adma: Replace zero-length array with flexible-array member
The current codebase makes use of the zero-length array language
extension to the C90 standard, but the preferred mechanism to declare
variable-length types such as these ones is a flexible array member[1][2],
introduced in C99:

struct foo {
int stuff;
struct boo array[];
};

By making use of the mechanism above, we will get a compiler warning
in case the flexible array does not occur last in the structure, which
will help us prevent some kind of undefined behavior bugs from being
inadvertently introduced[3] to the codebase from now on.

Also, notice that, dynamic memory allocations won't be affected by
this change:

"Flexible array members have incomplete type, and so the sizeof operator
may not be applied. As a quirk of the original implementation of
zero-length arrays, sizeof evaluates to zero."[1]

This issue was found with the help of Coccinelle.

[1] https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Zero-Length.html
[2] https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/21
[3] commit 76497732932f ("cxgb3/l2t: Fix undefined behaviour")

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
---
drivers/dma/tegra210-adma.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/dma/tegra210-adma.c b/drivers/dma/tegra210-adma.c
index 6e1268552f74..c4ce5dfb149b 100644
--- a/drivers/dma/tegra210-adma.c
+++ b/drivers/dma/tegra210-adma.c
@@ -164,7 +164,7 @@ struct tegra_adma {
const struct tegra_adma_chip_data *cdata;

/* Last member of the structure */
- struct tegra_adma_chan channels[0];
+ struct tegra_adma_chan channels[];
};

static inline void tdma_write(struct tegra_adma *tdma, u32 reg, u32 val)
--
2.25.0
\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2020-02-14 18:15    [W:0.031 / U:5.788 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site