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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2023 12:55:30 -0600
From: "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
To: Juergen Gross <>,
	Stefano Stabellini <>,
	Oleksandr Tyshchenko <>
	"Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>,
Subject: [PATCH][next] xen/xenbus: Add __counted_by for struct read_buffer
 and use struct_size()

Prepare for the coming implementation by GCC and Clang of the __counted_by
attribute. Flexible array members annotated with __counted_by can have
their accesses bounds-checked at run-time via CONFIG_UBSAN_BOUNDS (for
array indexing) and CONFIG_FORTIFY_SOURCE (for strcpy/memcpy-family

While there, use struct_size() helper, instead of the open-coded
version, to calculate the size for the allocation of the whole
flexible structure, including of course, the flexible-array member.

This code was found with the help of Coccinelle, and audited and
fixed manually.

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
 drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_dev_frontend.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_dev_frontend.c b/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_dev_frontend.c
index 0792fda49a15..6f56640092a9 100644
--- a/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_dev_frontend.c
+++ b/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_dev_frontend.c
@@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ struct read_buffer {
 	struct list_head list;
 	unsigned int cons;
 	unsigned int len;
-	char msg[];
+	char msg[] __counted_by(len);
 struct xenbus_file_priv {
@@ -195,7 +195,7 @@ static int queue_reply(struct list_head *queue, const void *data, size_t len)
 		return -EINVAL;
-	rb = kmalloc(sizeof(*rb) + len, GFP_KERNEL);
+	rb = kmalloc(struct_size(rb, msg, len), GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (rb == NULL)
 		return -ENOMEM;

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