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Date:	Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:15:43 -0800
From:	Behan Webster <behanw@...verseincode.com>
To:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
CC:	linville@...driver.com, johannes@...solutions.net,
	davem@...emloft.net, linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	dwmw2@...radead.org, pageexec@...email.hu,
	Jan-Simon Möller 
	<dl9pf@....de>,
	Vinícius Tinti <viniciustinti@...il.com>,
	Mark Charlebois <charlebm@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] mac80211: LLVMLinux: Remove VLAIS usage from mac80211

On 03/07/14 17:56, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-03-07 at 17:26 -0800, behanw@...verseincode.com wrote:
>> From: Jan-Simon Möller <dl9pf@....de>
>>
>> Replaced the use of a Variable Length Array In Struct (VLAIS) with a C99
>> compliant equivalent. This is the original VLAIS struct.
> []
>> diff --git a/net/mac80211/aes_ccm.c b/net/mac80211/aes_ccm.c
> []
>> @@ -23,12 +23,14 @@ void ieee80211_aes_ccm_encrypt(struct crypto_aead *tfm, u8 *b_0, u8 *aad,
>>   			       u8 *data, size_t data_len, u8 *mic)
>>   {
>>   	struct scatterlist assoc, pt, ct[2];
>> -	struct {
>> -		struct aead_request	req;
>> -		u8			priv[crypto_aead_reqsize(tfm)];
>> -	} aead_req;
>>   
>> -	memset(&aead_req, 0, sizeof(aead_req));
>> +	char aead_req_data[sizeof(struct aead_request) +
>> +				crypto_aead_reqsize(tfm) +
>> +				CRYPTO_MINALIGN] CRYPTO_MINALIGN_ATTR;
> Can this be a too large amount of stack?
>
> Is crypto_aead_reqsize() limited to < ~1k?
>
> Perhaps it'd be better to use kzalloc for this
> or another reserved pool
No more stack being used than with the the original code. The stack 
memory use is identical.

Behan

-- 
Behan Webster
behanw@...verseincode.com

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