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Date:   Thu, 7 Feb 2019 21:29:10 -0600
From:   "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
To:     Ariel Elior <>,
        Sudarsana Kalluru <>,,
        "David S. Miller" <>
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next] bnx2x: Use struct_size() in kzalloc()

One of the more common cases of allocation size calculations is finding
the size of a structure that has a zero-sized array at the end, along
with memory for some number of elements for that array. For example:

struct foo {
    int stuff;
    struct boo entry[];

size = sizeof(struct foo) + count * sizeof(struct boo);
instance = kzalloc(size, GFP_KERNEL)

Instead of leaving these open-coded and prone to type mistakes, we can
now use the new struct_size() helper:

instance = kzalloc(struct_size(instance, entry, count), GFP_KERNEL)

Notice that, in this case, variable fsz is not necessary, hence
it is removed.

This code was detected with the help of Coccinelle.

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2x/bnx2x_vfpf.c | 8 ++------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2x/bnx2x_vfpf.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2x/bnx2x_vfpf.c
index 8e0a317b31f7..a9bdc21873d3 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2x/bnx2x_vfpf.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2x/bnx2x_vfpf.c
@@ -1654,13 +1654,9 @@ static int bnx2x_vf_mbx_macvlan_list(struct bnx2x *bp,
 	int i, j;
 	struct bnx2x_vf_mac_vlan_filters *fl = NULL;
-	size_t fsz;
-	fsz = tlv->n_mac_vlan_filters *
-	      sizeof(struct bnx2x_vf_mac_vlan_filter) +
-	      sizeof(struct bnx2x_vf_mac_vlan_filters);
-	fl = kzalloc(fsz, GFP_KERNEL);
+	fl = kzalloc(struct_size(fl, filters, tlv->n_mac_vlan_filters),
+		     GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!fl)
 		return -ENOMEM;

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