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Date:   Mon, 7 Feb 2022 10:20:08 +0300
From:   Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
To:     "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavoars@...nel.org>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        linux-staging@...ts.linux.dev, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH][next] staging: gdm724x: Replace one-element array with
 flexible-array member

On Fri, Feb 04, 2022 at 05:29:44PM -0600, 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].
> 
> This helps with the ongoing efforts to globally enable -Warray-bounds
> and get us closer to being able to tighten the FORTIFY_SOURCE routines
> on memcpy().
> 
> This issue was found with the help of Coccinelle and audited and fixed,
> manually.
> 
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flexible_array_member
> [2] https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v5.16/process/deprecated.html#zero-length-and-one-element-arrays
> 
> Link: https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/79
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavoars@...nel.org>

Reviewed-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>

regards,
dan carpenter

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