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Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2023 15:33:58 -0600
From: "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
To: Joey Gouly <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	Jakub Kicinski <>, Paolo Abeni <>,
	"Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>,
	Bill Wendling <>, Kees Cook <>
	"Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>,
Subject: [PATCH] neighbour: Fix __randomize_layout crash in struct neighbour

Previously, one-element and zero-length arrays were treated as true
flexible arrays, even though they are actually "fake" flex arrays.
The __randomize_layout would leave them untouched at the end of the
struct, similarly to proper C99 flex-array members.

However, this approach changed with commit 1ee60356c2dc ("gcc-plugins:
randstruct: Only warn about true flexible arrays"). Now, only C99
flexible-array members will remain untouched at the end of the struct,
while one-element and zero-length arrays will be subject to randomization.

Fix a `__randomize_layout` crash in `struct neighbour` by transforming
zero-length array `primary_key` into a proper C99 flexible-array member.

Fixes: 1ee60356c2dc ("gcc-plugins: randstruct: Only warn about true flexible arrays")
Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
 include/net/neighbour.h | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/net/neighbour.h b/include/net/neighbour.h
index 07022bb0d44d..0d28172193fa 100644
--- a/include/net/neighbour.h
+++ b/include/net/neighbour.h
@@ -162,7 +162,7 @@ struct neighbour {
 	struct rcu_head		rcu;
 	struct net_device	*dev;
 	netdevice_tracker	dev_tracker;
-	u8			primary_key[0];
+	u8			primary_key[];
 } __randomize_layout;
 struct neigh_ops {

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