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Date:   Mon, 11 May 2020 15:17:12 +0300
From:   Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
Cc:     Maharaja Kennadyrajan <mkenna@...eaurora.org>,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, ath10k@...ts.infradead.org,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 2/2] ath10k: fix ath10k_pci struct layout

Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org> writes:

> Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de> writes:
>
>> gcc-10 correctly points out a bug with a zero-length array in
>> struct ath10k_pci:
>>
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/ahb.c: In function 'ath10k_ahb_remove':
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/ahb.c:30:9: error: array subscript 0
>> is outside the bounds of an interior zero-length array 'struct
>> ath10k_ahb[0]' [-Werror=zero-length-bounds]
>>    30 |  return &((struct ath10k_pci *)ar->drv_priv)->ahb[0];
>>       |         ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> In file included from drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/ahb.c:13:
>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/pci.h:185:20: note: while referencing 'ahb'
>>   185 |  struct ath10k_ahb ahb[0];
>>       |                    ^~~
>>
>> The last addition to the struct ignored the comments and added
>> new members behind the array that must remain last.
>>
>> Change it to a flexible-array member and move it last again to
>> make it work correctly, prevent the same thing from happening
>> again (all compilers warn about flexible-array members in the
>> middle of a struct) and get it to build without warnings.
>
> Very good find, thanks! This bug would cause all sort of strange memory
> corruption issues.

This motivated me to switch to using GCC 10.x and I noticed that you had
already upgraded crosstool so it was a trivial thing to do, awesome :)

https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/tools/crosstool/

I use crosstool like this using GNUmakefile:

CROSS_COMPILE=/opt/cross/gcc-10.1.0-nolibc/x86_64-linux/bin/x86_64-linux-
include Makefile

I think it's handy trick and would be good to mention that in the
crosstool main page. That way I could just point people to the crosstool
main page when they are using ancient compilers and would need to
upgrade.

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