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Date:   Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:05:00 -0600
From:   "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com>
To:     Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@...merspace.com>,
        Anna Schumaker <anna.schumaker@...app.com>,
        "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@...ldses.org>,
        Chuck Lever <chuck.lever@...cle.com>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
Cc:     linux-nfs@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com>
Subject: [PATCH][next] svcrdma: Replace zero-length array with flexible-array
 member

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>
---
 net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_rw.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_rw.c b/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_rw.c
index 48fe3b16b0d9..003610ce00bc 100644
--- a/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_rw.c
+++ b/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_rw.c
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@ struct svc_rdma_rw_ctxt {
 	struct rdma_rw_ctx	rw_ctx;
 	int			rw_nents;
 	struct sg_table		rw_sg_table;
-	struct scatterlist	rw_first_sgl[0];
+	struct scatterlist	rw_first_sgl[];
 };
 
 static inline struct svc_rdma_rw_ctxt *
-- 
2.25.0

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