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Date:   Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:50:04 +0530
From:   Vinod Koul <vkoul@...nel.org>
To:     "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com>
Cc:     Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
        Orson Zhai <orsonzhai@...il.com>,
        Baolin Wang <baolin.wang7@...il.com>,
        Chunyan Zhang <zhang.lyra@...il.com>,
        dmaengine@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] dmaengine: sprd: Replace zero-length array with
 flexible-array member

On 14-02-20, 11:15, 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]

Applied, thanks

-- 
~Vinod

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