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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PCI: hv: Replace zero-length array with flexible-array member
On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 03:43:40AM +0000, Dexuan Cui wrote:
> > From: linux-hyperv-owner@vger.kernel.org
> > <linux-hyperv-owner@vger.kernel.org> On Behalf Of Gustavo A. R. Silva
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:51 PM
> > ...
> > 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.
>
> Looks good to me. Thanks, Gustavo!
>
> Reviewed-by: Dexuan Cui <decui@microsoft.com>
>

Lorenzo, will you be picking up this patch? It seems to me you've been
handling patches to pci-hyperv.c. This patch is not yet in pci/hv branch
in your repository.

Let me know what you think.

Wei.

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