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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:42:51 +0100
From: Linus Walleij <>
To: Laura Abbott <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>, Lukas Wunner <>, 
	Nandor Han <>, Semi Malinen <>, 
	Patrice Chotard <>, 
	"open list:GPIO SUBSYSTEM" <>, 
	"" <>,, 
	Mathias Duckeck <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/4] VLA removal from the GPIO subsystem

On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 1:10 AM, Laura Abbott <> wrote:

> For those who haven't seen it, there's an effort to remove VLAs from the
> kernel so we can turn on -Wvla in the name of security. See
> for more details and discussion.

OK I read up on it, I'm on board! Less is more.

> This is a series to remove a few VLAs from the gpio subsystem. These are
> compile tested only so I'd appreciate reviews and tests from
> maintainers. When these get Acked, I expect these to just go through the
> GPIO tree like usual.

Sure I will just queue it up with ACKs, or if I just think it looks nice
and reliable.

Thank you for doing this!

Linus Walleij

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