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Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 05:34:36 -0800
From: Eric Dumazet <>
To: Andreas Christoforou <>,
 QCA ath9k Development <>,
 Kalle Valo <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] drivers: net: wireless: ath: ath9k: dfs: remove VLA usage

On 03/09/2018 05:23 AM, Andreas Christoforou wrote:
> The kernel would like to have all stack VLA usage removed.
> This is the correct patch.
> Signed-off-by: Andreas Christoforou <>

This is a lazy changelog really.

'This is the correct patch' has no technical value.

What is VLA  ? Sure, _now_ its pretty clear since we have floods of 
these patches, but...

In one or two years, people reading it will not understand the logic of 
this patch.

I had to look at the source to understand what was going on, and that is 
not a good sign for a trivial patch like that.

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