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Date:   Mon, 27 Nov 2017 22:25:38 +0100
From:   SF Markus Elfring <>
        Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>,
        Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
Cc:     LKML <>,
Subject: [PATCH 2/5] radeon_backlight: Improve a size determination in

From: Markus Elfring <>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:30:06 +0100

Replace the specification of a data structure by a pointer dereference
as the parameter for the operator "sizeof" to make the corresponding size
determination a bit safer according to the Linux coding style convention.

This issue was detected by using the Coccinelle software.

Signed-off-by: Markus Elfring <>
 drivers/video/fbdev/aty/radeon_backlight.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/video/fbdev/aty/radeon_backlight.c b/drivers/video/fbdev/aty/radeon_backlight.c
index ce5b22d710b3..78c36c8d5e57 100644
--- a/drivers/video/fbdev/aty/radeon_backlight.c
+++ b/drivers/video/fbdev/aty/radeon_backlight.c
@@ -143,7 +143,7 @@ void radeonfb_bl_init(struct radeonfb_info *rinfo)
-	pdata = kmalloc(sizeof(struct radeon_bl_privdata), GFP_KERNEL);
+	pdata = kmalloc(sizeof(*pdata), GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!pdata)
 		goto error;

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