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Date:   Tue, 5 May 2020 09:39:36 -0500
From:   "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Alexander Viro <>
Cc:     "Darrick J. Wong" <>,
        Jan Kara <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Amir Goldstein <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fsnotify: avoid gcc-10 zero-length-bounds warning

On 5/5/20 09:30, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> gcc-10 warns about accesses into the f_handle[] zero-length array.
> fs/notify/fdinfo.c: In function 'show_mark_fhandle':
> fs/notify/fdinfo.c:66:47: error: array subscript 'i' is outside the bounds of an interior zero-length array 'unsigned char[0]' [-Werror=zero-length-bounds]
>    66 |   seq_printf(m, "%02x", (int)f.handle.f_handle[i]);
>       |                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^~~
> In file included from fs/notify/fdinfo.c:3:
> include/linux/fs.h:988:16: note: while referencing 'f_handle'
>   988 |  unsigned char f_handle[0];
>       |                ^~~~~~~~
> This is solved by using a flexible array instead.
> Cc: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
> ---
> Gustavo has done the same thing as part of a treewide change, but keeping
> this separate lets us backport it to stable kernels more easily later.


I wonder why would we need to backport these changes to -stable... merely
because of the use of a new version of GCC?


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