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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2023 15:30:17 -0600
From: "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
To: Srinivas Kandagatla <>,
	Banajit Goswami <>,
	Andy Gross <>,
	Bjorn Andersson <>,
	Konrad Dybcio <>
	"Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>,
Subject: [PATCH][next] soc: qcom: apr: Add __counted_by for struct apr_rx_buf
 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/soc/qcom/apr.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/soc/qcom/apr.c b/drivers/soc/qcom/apr.c
index 30f81d6d9d9d..1f8b315576a4 100644
--- a/drivers/soc/qcom/apr.c
+++ b/drivers/soc/qcom/apr.c
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@ struct packet_router {
 struct apr_rx_buf {
 	struct list_head node;
 	int len;
-	uint8_t buf[];
+	uint8_t buf[] __counted_by(len);
@@ -171,7 +171,7 @@ static int apr_callback(struct rpmsg_device *rpdev, void *buf,
 		return -EINVAL;
-	abuf = kzalloc(sizeof(*abuf) + len, GFP_ATOMIC);
+	abuf = kzalloc(struct_size(abuf, buf, len), GFP_ATOMIC);
 	if (!abuf)
 		return -ENOMEM;

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