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Date:   Wed, 9 Jan 2019 11:35:41 -0600
From:   "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
To:     Martin Schwidefsky <>,
        Heiko Carstens <>
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
Subject: [PATCH] s390/hypfs: Use struct_size() in kzalloc()

One of the more common cases of allocation size calculations is finding the
size of a structure that has a zero-sized array at the end, along with memory
for some number of elements for that array. For example:

struct foo {
    int stuff;
    void *entry[];

instance = kzalloc(sizeof(struct foo) + sizeof(void *) * count, GFP_KERNEL);

Instead of leaving these open-coded and prone to type mistakes, we can now
use the new struct_size() helper:

instance = kzalloc(struct_size(instance, entry, count), GFP_KERNEL);

This code was detected with the help of Coccinelle.

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
 arch/s390/hypfs/hypfs_diag0c.c | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/s390/hypfs/hypfs_diag0c.c b/arch/s390/hypfs/hypfs_diag0c.c
index cebf05150cc1..9c398bf0ddc6 100644
--- a/arch/s390/hypfs/hypfs_diag0c.c
+++ b/arch/s390/hypfs/hypfs_diag0c.c
@@ -54,8 +54,7 @@ static void *diag0c_store(unsigned int *count)
 	if (!cpu_vec)
 		goto fail_put_online_cpus;
 	/* Note: Diag 0c needs 8 byte alignment and real storage */
-	diag0c_data = kzalloc(sizeof(struct hypfs_diag0c_hdr) +
-			      cpu_count * sizeof(struct hypfs_diag0c_entry),
+	diag0c_data = kzalloc(struct_size(diag0c_data, entry, cpu_count),
 			      GFP_KERNEL | GFP_DMA);
 	if (!diag0c_data)
 		goto fail_kfree_cpu_vec;

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