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Date:   Sun, 16 Feb 2020 18:33:15 -0800 (PST)
From:   David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:     gustavo@...eddedor.com
Cc:     jiri@...lanox.com, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] lib: objagg: Replace zero-length arrays with
 flexible-array member

From: "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:53:56 -0600

> 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
> inadvertenly introduced[3] to the codebase from now on.
> 
> 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 to net-next.

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