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authorGustavo A. R. Silva <gustavoars@kernel.org>2020-05-07 14:06:38 -0500
committerRafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>2020-05-15 18:20:49 +0200
commit9361797c7696874a1136442b5ee69c62b0e54738 (patch)
tree50f0c4809d2ff44e906a9f37485d2a8d8c52e3b8 /drivers/gpu/drm/tidss/tidss_plane.c
parent2ef96a5bb12be62ef75b5828c0aab838ebb29cb8 (diff)
PNPBIOS: Replace zero-length array with flexible-array
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] sizeof(flexible-array-member) triggers a warning because flexible array members have incomplete type[1]. There are some instances of code in which the sizeof operator is being incorrectly/erroneously applied to zero-length arrays and the result is zero. Such instances may be hiding some bugs. So, this work (flexible-array member conversions) will also help to get completely rid of those sorts of issues. This issue was found with the help of Coccinelle. [1] https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Zero-Length.html [2] https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/21 [3] commit 76497732932f ("cxgb3/l2t: Fix undefined behaviour") Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavoars@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
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