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Date:   Sun,  5 Sep 2021 16:40:54 +0200
From:   Len Baker <>
To:     Boris Brezillon <>,
        Nicolas Pitre <>
Cc:     Len Baker <>, Kees Cook <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH] i3c/master/mipi-i3c-hci: Prefer struct_size over open coded arithmetic

As noted in the "Deprecated Interfaces, Language Features, Attributes,
and Conventions" documentation [1], size calculations (especially
multiplication) should not be performed in memory allocator (or similar)
function arguments due to the risk of them overflowing. This could lead
to values wrapping around and a smaller allocation being made than the
caller was expecting. Using those allocations could lead to linear
overflows of heap memory and other misbehaviors.

So, use the struct_size() helper to do the arithmetic instead of the
argument "size + count * size" in the kzalloc() function.


Signed-off-by: Len Baker <>
 drivers/i3c/master/mipi-i3c-hci/dma.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/i3c/master/mipi-i3c-hci/dma.c b/drivers/i3c/master/mipi-i3c-hci/dma.c
index af873a9be050..2990ac9eaade 100644
--- a/drivers/i3c/master/mipi-i3c-hci/dma.c
+++ b/drivers/i3c/master/mipi-i3c-hci/dma.c
@@ -223,7 +223,7 @@ static int hci_dma_init(struct i3c_hci *hci)
 	if (nr_rings > XFER_RINGS)
 		nr_rings = XFER_RINGS;
-	rings = kzalloc(sizeof(*rings) + nr_rings * sizeof(*rh), GFP_KERNEL);
+	rings = kzalloc(struct_size(rings, headers, nr_rings), GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!rings)
 		return -ENOMEM;
 	hci->io_data = rings;

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