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Date:   Thu, 7 Feb 2019 21:42:41 -0600
From:   "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
To:     Jiri Pirko <>, Ido Schimmel <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next] mlxsw: spectrum_router: Use struct_size() in

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;
    struct boo entry[];

size = sizeof(struct foo) + count * sizeof(struct boo);
instance = kzalloc(size, 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)

Notice that, in this case, variable alloc_size is not necessary, hence
it is removed.

This code was detected with the help of Coccinelle.

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
 .../net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/spectrum_router.c    | 12 ++++--------
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/spectrum_router.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/spectrum_router.c
index 230e1f6e192b..e3a3535f9f23 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/spectrum_router.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/spectrum_router.c
@@ -3813,13 +3813,11 @@ mlxsw_sp_nexthop4_group_create(struct mlxsw_sp *mlxsw_sp, struct fib_info *fi)
 	struct mlxsw_sp_nexthop_group *nh_grp;
 	struct mlxsw_sp_nexthop *nh;
 	struct fib_nh *fib_nh;
-	size_t alloc_size;
 	int i;
 	int err;
-	alloc_size = sizeof(*nh_grp) +
-		     fi->fib_nhs * sizeof(struct mlxsw_sp_nexthop);
-	nh_grp = kzalloc(alloc_size, GFP_KERNEL);
+	nh_grp = kzalloc(struct_size(nh_grp, nexthops, fi->fib_nhs),
 	if (!nh_grp)
 		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
 	nh_grp->priv = fi;
@@ -5045,13 +5043,11 @@ mlxsw_sp_nexthop6_group_create(struct mlxsw_sp *mlxsw_sp,
 	struct mlxsw_sp_nexthop_group *nh_grp;
 	struct mlxsw_sp_rt6 *mlxsw_sp_rt6;
 	struct mlxsw_sp_nexthop *nh;
-	size_t alloc_size;
 	int i = 0;
 	int err;
-	alloc_size = sizeof(*nh_grp) +
-		     fib6_entry->nrt6 * sizeof(struct mlxsw_sp_nexthop);
-	nh_grp = kzalloc(alloc_size, GFP_KERNEL);
+	nh_grp = kzalloc(struct_size(nh_grp, nexthops, fib6_entry->nrt6),
 	if (!nh_grp)
 		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);

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