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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mtd: rawnand: Replace zero-length array with flexible-array member
On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 7:25 AM Gustavo A. R. Silva
<gustavo@embeddedor.com> wrote:
>
> The current codebase makes use of the zero-length array language
> extension to the C90 standard, but the preferred mechanism to declare
> variable-length types such as these ones is a flexible array member[1][2],
> introduced in C99:
>
> struct foo {
> int stuff;
> struct boo array[];
> };
>
> By making use of the mechanism above, we will get a compiler warning
> in case the flexible array does not occur last in the structure, which
> will help us prevent some kind of undefined behavior bugs from being
> inadvertently introduced[3] to the codebase from now on.
>
> Also, notice that, dynamic memory allocations won't be affected by
> this change:
>
> "Flexible array members have incomplete type, and so the sizeof operator
> may not be applied. As a quirk of the original implementation of
> zero-length arrays, sizeof evaluates to zero."[1]
>
> This issue was found with the help of Coccinelle.
>
> [1] https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Zero-Length.html
> [2] https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/21
> [3] commit 76497732932f ("cxgb3/l2t: Fix undefined behaviour")
>
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
> ---
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/denali.h | 2 +-


Acked-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>


> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/marvell_nand.c | 2 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/meson_nand.c | 2 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/mtk_nand.c | 2 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/nand_hynix.c | 2 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/sunxi_nand.c | 2 +-
> 6 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>

--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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