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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] rbd: Remove VLA usage
On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 5:32 AM, Kyle Spiers <kyle@spiers.me> wrote:
> As part of the effort to remove VLAs from the kernel[1], this moves
> the literal values into the stack array calculation instead of using a
> variable for the sizing. The resulting size can be found from
> sizeof(buf).
>
> [1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621
>
> Signed-off-by: Kyle Spiers <kyle@spiers.me>
> ---
> drivers/block/rbd.c | 8 ++++----
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/block/rbd.c b/drivers/block/rbd.c
> index 8e40da0..0e94e1f 100644
> --- a/drivers/block/rbd.c
> +++ b/drivers/block/rbd.c
> @@ -3100,8 +3100,8 @@ static int __rbd_notify_op_lock(struct rbd_device *rbd_dev,
> {
> struct ceph_osd_client *osdc = &rbd_dev->rbd_client->client->osdc;
> struct rbd_client_id cid = rbd_get_cid(rbd_dev);
> - int buf_size = 4 + 8 + 8 + CEPH_ENCODING_START_BLK_LEN;
> - char buf[buf_size];
> + char buf[4 + 4 + 8 + 8 + CEPH_ENCODING_START_BLK_LEN];

Where is this extra 4 came from?

> + int buf_size = sizeof(buf)

A semicolon is missing here. Did you compile this patch?

Thanks,

Ilya

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