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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] rtc: s5m: Remove VLA usage
On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 7:27 AM, Gustavo A. R. Silva
<gustavo@embeddedor.com> wrote:
> In preparation to enabling -Wvla, remove VLAs and replace them
> with fixed-length arrays instead.
>
> From a security viewpoint, the use of Variable Length Arrays can be
> a vector for stack overflow attacks. Also, in general, as the code
> evolves it is easy to lose track of how big a VLA can get. Thus, we
> can end up having segfaults that are hard to debug.
>
> Also, fixed as part of the directive to remove all VLAs from
> the kernel: https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621
>
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
> ---
> drivers/rtc/rtc-s5m.c | 14 ++++++++------
> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)


Reviewed-by: Krzysztof Kozlowski <krzk@kernel.org>

Best regards,
Krzysztof

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