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Subject[PATCH net-next] svcrdma: Use struct_size() in kmalloc()
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 = kmalloc(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 = kmalloc(struct_size(instance, entry, count), GFP_KERNEL);

This code was detected with the help of Coccinelle.

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_rw.c | 3 +--
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_rw.c b/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_rw.c
index dc1951759a8e..cad37c2122ab 100644
--- a/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_rw.c
+++ b/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_rw.c
@@ -64,8 +64,7 @@ svc_rdma_get_rw_ctxt(struct svcxprt_rdma *rdma, unsigned int sges)
} else {
- ctxt = kmalloc(sizeof(*ctxt) +
- SG_CHUNK_SIZE * sizeof(struct scatterlist),
+ ctxt = kmalloc(struct_size(ctxt, rw_first_sgl, SG_CHUNK_SIZE),
if (!ctxt)
goto out;
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