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SubjectRe: [PATCH][next] drm/drm_displayid.h: Replace zero-length array with flexible-array member
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On Thu, 05 Mar 2020, "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@embeddedor.com> wrote:
> 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>

Reviewed-by: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@intel.com>

> ---
> include/drm/drm_displayid.h | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/drm/drm_displayid.h b/include/drm/drm_displayid.h
> index 9d3b745c3107..94b4390bf990 100644
> --- a/include/drm/drm_displayid.h
> +++ b/include/drm/drm_displayid.h
> @@ -89,7 +89,7 @@ struct displayid_detailed_timings_1 {
>
> struct displayid_detailed_timing_block {
> struct displayid_block base;
> - struct displayid_detailed_timings_1 timings[0];
> + struct displayid_detailed_timings_1 timings[];
> };
>
> #define for_each_displayid_db(displayid, block, idx, length) \

--
Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Graphics Center

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