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Date:   Thu, 5 Apr 2018 03:26:54 -0500
From:   "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com>
To:     Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RESEND] SHASH_DESC_ON_STACK macro

Hi Herbert,

On 03/27/2018 05:07 AM, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 02:09:46PM -0500, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
>>
>> Hi Herbert,
>>
>> There is an ongoing effort to remove all VLAs from the code base [1] and
>> while working on that I came across the following macro at
>> include/crypto/hash.h:154:
>>
>> #define SHASH_DESC_ON_STACK(shash, ctx)                           \
>>          char __##shash##_desc[sizeof(struct shash_desc) +         \
>>                  crypto_shash_descsize(ctx)] CRYPTO_MINALIGN_ATTR; \
>>          struct shash_desc *shash = (struct shash_desc *)__##shash##_desc
>>
>>
>> Currently, this macro is being used in 46 different places.
>>
>> I wonder how big can tfm->descsize can get?
> 
> descsize is capped at PAGE_SIZE / 8.
> 

Sorry for the late response. It seems I lost track of this email somehow.

OK. So based on your response I will propose a patch for this.

Thanks!
--
Gustavo

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