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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2023 15:42:04 -0600
From: "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
To: Arend van Spriel <>,
	Franky Lin <>,
	Hante Meuleman <>,
	Kalle Valo <>
	"Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>,
Subject: [PATCH][next] wifi: brcmfmac: fweh: Add __counted_by for struct
 brcmf_fweh_queue_item 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

Also, relocate `event->datalen = datalen;` to before calling
`memcpy(event->data, data, datalen);`, so that the __counted_by
annotation has effect, and flex-array member `data` can be properly
bounds-checked at run-time.

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/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/fweh.c | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/fweh.c b/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/fweh.c
index dac7eb77799b..68960ae98987 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/fweh.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/fweh.c
@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@ struct brcmf_fweh_queue_item {
 	u8 ifaddr[ETH_ALEN];
 	struct brcmf_event_msg_be emsg;
 	u32 datalen;
-	u8 data[];
+	u8 data[] __counted_by(datalen);
@@ -418,17 +418,17 @@ void brcmf_fweh_process_event(struct brcmf_pub *drvr,
 	    datalen + sizeof(*event_packet) > packet_len)
-	event = kzalloc(sizeof(*event) + datalen, gfp);
+	event = kzalloc(struct_size(event, data, datalen), gfp);
 	if (!event)
+	event->datalen = datalen;
 	event->code = code;
 	event->ifidx = event_packet->msg.ifidx;
 	/* use memcpy to get aligned event message */
 	memcpy(&event->emsg, &event_packet->msg, sizeof(event->emsg));
 	memcpy(event->data, data, datalen);
-	event->datalen = datalen;
 	memcpy(event->ifaddr, event_packet->eth.h_dest, ETH_ALEN);
 	brcmf_fweh_queue_event(fweh, event);

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