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Date:   Wed, 18 May 2022 10:01:27 +0000
From:   David Laight <David.Laight@...LAB.COM>
To:     'David Howells' <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
CC:     Jeff Layton <jlayton@...nel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org" <linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] netfs: Use container_of() for offset casting

From: David Howells 
> Sent: 18 May 2022 09:05
> 
> I wonder if it would be worth making this explicit in the inode wrappers of
> the users of netfslib.  In afs, for instance, there is:
> 
> 	struct afs_vnode {
> 		struct {
> 			/* These must be contiguous */
> 			struct inode	vfs_inode;
> 			struct netfs_i_context netfs_ctx;
> 		};
> 		...
> 	};
> 
> would it be worth making that:
> 
> 	struct afs_vnode {
> 		union {
> 			struct netfs_i_c_pair netfs_inode;
> 			struct {
> 				/* These must be contiguous */
> 				struct inode	vfs_inode;
> 				struct netfs_i_context netfs_ctx;
> 			};
> 		};
> 		...
> 	};
> 

Can't you just name the structure so it is:

	struct afs_vnode {
 		struct netfs_i_c_pair {
 			/* These must be contiguous */
 			struct inode	vfs_inode;
 			struct netfs_i_context netfs_ctx;
 		};
 		...
 	};

	David

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