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Date:   Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:27:57 -0600
From:   "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
To:     Yisen Zhuang <>,
        Salil Mehta <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next] net: hns: use struct_size() in devm_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[];

instance = devm_kzalloc(dev, sizeof(struct foo) + sizeof(struct boo) * count, GFP_KERNEL);

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

instance = devm_kzalloc(dev, struct_size(instance, entry, count), GFP_KERNEL);

This code was detected with the help of Coccinelle.

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns/hns_dsaf_ppe.c | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns/hns_dsaf_ppe.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns/hns_dsaf_ppe.c
index 0942e4916d9d..3d07c8a7639d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns/hns_dsaf_ppe.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns/hns_dsaf_ppe.c
@@ -83,8 +83,9 @@ static int hns_ppe_common_get_cfg(struct dsaf_device *dsaf_dev, int comm_index)
-	ppe_common = devm_kzalloc(dsaf_dev->dev, sizeof(*ppe_common) +
-		ppe_num * sizeof(struct hns_ppe_cb), GFP_KERNEL);
+	ppe_common = devm_kzalloc(dsaf_dev->dev,
+				  struct_size(ppe_common, ppe_cb, ppe_num),
+				  GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!ppe_common)
 		return -ENOMEM;

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