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Subject[PATCH net-next] net: dsa: use struct_size() in devm_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[];

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

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

instance = alloc(struct_size(instance, entry, count), GFP_KERNEL)

Notice that, in this case, variable size is not necessary, hence it is

This code was detected with the help of Coccinelle.

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
net/dsa/dsa2.c | 3 +--
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/dsa/dsa2.c b/net/dsa/dsa2.c
index a1917025e155..8c431e0f3627 100644
--- a/net/dsa/dsa2.c
+++ b/net/dsa/dsa2.c
@@ -767,11 +767,10 @@ static int dsa_switch_probe(struct dsa_switch *ds)

struct dsa_switch *dsa_switch_alloc(struct device *dev, size_t n)
- size_t size = sizeof(struct dsa_switch) + n * sizeof(struct dsa_port);
struct dsa_switch *ds;
int i;

- ds = devm_kzalloc(dev, size, GFP_KERNEL);
+ ds = devm_kzalloc(dev, struct_size(ds, ports, n), GFP_KERNEL);
if (!ds)
return NULL;

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