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SubjectRe: [PATCH][next] block: scsi_ioctl: Avoid the use of one-element arrays
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On 10/2/20 6:03 PM, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 02, 2020 at 05:53:05PM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
>> On 10/2/20 5:10 PM, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
>>> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/cdrom.h b/include/uapi/linux/cdrom.h
>>> index 2817230148fd..6c34f6e2f1f7 100644
>>> --- a/include/uapi/linux/cdrom.h
>>> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/cdrom.h
>>> @@ -289,7 +289,10 @@ struct cdrom_generic_command
>>> unsigned char data_direction;
>>> int quiet;
>>> int timeout;
>>> - void __user *reserved[1]; /* unused, actually */
>>> + union {
>>> + void __user *reserved[1]; /* unused, actually */
>>> + void __user *unused;
>>> + };
>>
>> What's the point of this union, why not just turn it into
>>
>> void * __user *unused;
>>
>> ?
>
> I just don't want to take any chances of breaking any user-space
> application that, for some reason, may be considering that field.

I guess that's a valid concern, who knows what applications are doing
to an ignored field.

I'll apply it, thanks.

--
Jens Axboe

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