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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] ath9k: dfs: Remove VLA usage
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Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> writes:

> In the quest to remove all stack VLA usage from the kernel[1], this
> redefines FFT_NUM_SAMPLES as a #define instead of const int, which still
> triggers gcc's VLA checking pass.
>
> [1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621
>
> Co-developed-by: Andreas Christoforou <andreaschristofo@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> ---
> v3: replace FFT_NUM_SAMPLES as a #define (Joe)
> ---
> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/dfs.c | 4 ++--
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/dfs.c
> b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/dfs.c
> index 6fee9a464cce..e6e56a925121 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/dfs.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/dfs.c
> @@ -40,8 +40,8 @@ static const int BIN_DELTA_MIN = 1;
> static const int BIN_DELTA_MAX = 10;
>
> /* we need at least 3 deltas / 4 samples for a reliable chirp detection */
> -#define NUM_DIFFS 3
> -static const int FFT_NUM_SAMPLES = (NUM_DIFFS + 1);
> +#define NUM_DIFFS 3
> +#define FFT_NUM_SAMPLES (NUM_DIFFS + 1)

I have already applied an almost identical patch:

ath9k: dfs: remove accidental use of stack VLA

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/kvalo/ath.git/commit/?h=ath-next&id=9c27489a34548913baaaf3b2776e05d4a9389e3e

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Kalle Valo

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