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Date:   Thu, 1 Oct 2020 00:32:24 +0200
From:   Jann Horn <>
To:     "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
Cc:     Stefan Agner <>, Lucas Stach <>,
        Miquel Raynal <>,
        Richard Weinberger <>,
        Vignesh Raghavendra <>,
        Thierry Reding <>,
        Jonathan Hunter <>,,,
        kernel list <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH][next] mtd: rawnand: Replace one-element array with
 flexible-array member

On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 11:30 PM Gustavo A. R. Silva
<> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 11:10:43PM +0200, Jann Horn wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 11:02 PM Gustavo A. R. Silva
> > <> wrote:
> > > There is a regular need in the kernel to provide a way to declare having
> > > a dynamically sized set of trailing elements in a structure. Kernel code
> > > should always use “flexible array members”[1] for these cases. The older
> > > style of one-element or zero-length arrays should no longer be used[2].
> >
> > But this is not such a case, right? Isn't this a true fixed-size
> > array? It sounds like you're just changing it because it
> > pattern-matched on "array of length 1 at the end of a struct".
> Yeah; I should have changed that 'dynamically' part of the text above
> a bit. However, as I commented in the text below, in the case that more
> CS IDs are needed (let's wait for the maintainers to comment on this...)
> in the future, this change makes the code more maintainable, as for
> the allocation part, the developer would only have to update the CS_N
> macro to the number of CS IDs that are needed.

But in that case, shouldn't you change it to "int cs[CS_N]" and get
rid of the struct_size() stuff?

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