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Date:   Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:57:23 -0800
From:   Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@...il.com>
To:     "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com>
Cc:     linux-input@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Input: gpio_keys - replace zero-length array with
 flexible-array member

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 06:26:00PM -0600, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
> The current codebase makes use of the zero-length array language
> extension to the C90 standard, but the preferred mechanism to declare
> variable-length types such as these ones is a flexible array member[1][2],
> introduced in C99:
> 
> struct foo {
>         int stuff;
>         struct boo array[];
> };
> 
> By making use of the mechanism above, we will get a compiler warning
> in case the flexible array does not occur last in the structure, which
> will help us prevent some kind of undefined behavior bugs from being
> inadvertently introduced[3] to the codebase from now on.
> 
> Also, notice that, dynamic memory allocations won't be affected by
> this change:
> 
> "Flexible array members have incomplete type, and so the sizeof operator
> may not be applied. As a quirk of the original implementation of
> zero-length arrays, sizeof evaluates to zero."[1]
> 
> This issue was found with the help of Coccinelle.
> 
> [1] https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Zero-Length.html
> [2] https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/21
> [3] commit 76497732932f ("cxgb3/l2t: Fix undefined behaviour")
> 
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@...eddedor.com>

Applied, thank you.

> ---
>  drivers/input/keyboard/gpio_keys.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/input/keyboard/gpio_keys.c b/drivers/input/keyboard/gpio_keys.c
> index 1f56d53454b2..53c9ff338dea 100644
> --- a/drivers/input/keyboard/gpio_keys.c
> +++ b/drivers/input/keyboard/gpio_keys.c
> @@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ struct gpio_keys_drvdata {
>  	struct input_dev *input;
>  	struct mutex disable_lock;
>  	unsigned short *keymap;
> -	struct gpio_button_data data[0];
> +	struct gpio_button_data data[];
>  };
>  
>  /*
> -- 
> 2.23.0
> 

-- 
Dmitry

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