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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] gpio: Remove VLA from xra1403 driver
Hi Laura,

On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 1:10 AM, Laura Abbott <labbott@redhat.com> wrote:
> The new challenge is to remove VLAs from the kernel
> (see https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621)
>
> This patch replaces a VLA with an appropriate call to kmalloc_array.
>
> Signed-off-by: Laura Abbott <labbott@redhat.com>

Thanks for your patch!

> --- a/drivers/gpio/gpio-xra1403.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpio/gpio-xra1403.c
> @@ -126,11 +126,16 @@ static void xra1403_dbg_show(struct seq_file *s, struct gpio_chip *chip)
> {
> int reg;
> struct xra1403 *xra = gpiochip_get_data(chip);
> - int value[xra1403_regmap_cfg.max_register];

Apparently xra1403_regmap_cfg.max_register is always 0x15?

What about adding

#define XRA_LAST 15

at the top, and replacing both "XRA_IFR | 0x01" and
xra1403_regmap_cfg.max_register by XRA_LAST instead?
That would avoid doing yet another memory allocation over and over.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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