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authorGustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>2019-02-07 19:16:03 -0600
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2019-02-08 22:57:27 -0800
commit33b363e004fdb6abf12a5b0c51dc2c221d352cac (patch)
parentmpls_iptunnel: use struct_size() helper (diff)
net: dsa: 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[]; }; size = sizeof(struct foo) + count * sizeof(struct boo); instance = alloc(size, GFP_KERNEL) Instead of leaving these open-coded and prone to type mistakes, we can now use the new struct_size() helper: instance = alloc(struct_size(instance, entry, count), GFP_KERNEL) Notice that, in this case, variable size is not necessary, hence it is removed. This code was detected with the help of Coccinelle. Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com> Reviewed-by: Vivien Didelot <vivien.didelot@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/net/dsa/dsa2.c b/net/dsa/dsa2.c
index a1917025e155..8c431e0f3627 100644
--- a/net/dsa/dsa2.c
+++ b/net/dsa/dsa2.c
@@ -767,11 +767,10 @@ static int dsa_switch_probe(struct dsa_switch *ds)
struct dsa_switch *dsa_switch_alloc(struct device *dev, size_t n)
- size_t size = sizeof(struct dsa_switch) + n * sizeof(struct dsa_port);
struct dsa_switch *ds;
int i;
- ds = devm_kzalloc(dev, size, GFP_KERNEL);
+ ds = devm_kzalloc(dev, struct_size(ds, ports, n), GFP_KERNEL);
if (!ds)
return NULL;