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Subject[PATCH net-next] mlxsw: spectrum_nve: Use struct_size() in kzalloc()
One of the more common cases of allocation size calculations is finding
the size of a structure that has a zero-sized array at the end, along
with memory for some number of elements for that array. For example:

struct foo {
int stuff;
struct boo entry[];

instance = kzalloc(sizeof(struct foo) + count * sizeof(struct boo), GFP_KERNEL);

Instead of leaving these open-coded and prone to type mistakes, we can
now use the new struct_size() helper:

instance = kzalloc(struct_size(instance, entry, count), GFP_KERNEL);

This issue was detected with the help of Coccinelle.

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/spectrum_nve.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/spectrum_nve.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/spectrum_nve.c
index fb1c48c698f2..9019548d731b 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/spectrum_nve.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/spectrum_nve.c
@@ -267,8 +267,8 @@ mlxsw_sp_nve_mc_record_create(struct mlxsw_sp *mlxsw_sp,
struct mlxsw_sp_nve_mc_record *mc_record;
int err;

- mc_record = kzalloc(sizeof(*mc_record) + num_max_entries *
- sizeof(struct mlxsw_sp_nve_mc_entry), GFP_KERNEL);
+ mc_record = kzalloc(struct_size(mc_record, entries, num_max_entries),
if (!mc_record)
return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);

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