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Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:48:41 +0200
From: Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>
To: Himanshu Jha <morganfreeman6991@...il.com>
Cc: Andreas Christoforou <andreaschristofo@...il.com>,  keescook@...omium.org,  kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com,  QCA ath9k Development <ath9k-devel@....qualcomm.com>,  linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,  netdev@...r.kernel.org,  linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] drivers: net: wireless: ath: ath9: dfs: remove VLA usage

Himanshu Jha <morganfreeman6991@...il.com> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 02:30:12PM +0200, Andreas Christoforou wrote:
>> The kernel would like to have all stack VLA usage removed.
>> 
>> Signed-off-by: Andreas Christoforou <andreaschristofo@...il.com>
>> ---
>>  drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/dfs.c | 3 +--
>>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
>> 
>> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/dfs.c
>> b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/dfs.c
>> index 6fee9a4..cfb0f84 100644
>> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/dfs.c
>> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/dfs.c
>> @@ -41,7 +41,6 @@ static const int BIN_DELTA_MAX		= 10;
>>  
>>  /* we need at least 3 deltas / 4 samples for a reliable chirp detection */
>>  #define NUM_DIFFS 3
>> -static const int FFT_NUM_SAMPLES	= (NUM_DIFFS + 1);
>
> Are you sure it is correct ?
> Look for other users of "FFT_NUM_SAMPLES".
>
>>  /* Threshold for difference of delta peaks */
>>  static const int MAX_DIFF		= 2;
>> @@ -101,7 +100,7 @@ static bool ath9k_check_chirping(struct ath_softc *sc, u8 *data,
>>  				 int datalen, bool is_ctl, bool is_ext)
>>  {
>>  	int i;
>> -	int max_bin[FFT_NUM_SAMPLES];
>> +	int max_bin[NUM_DIFFS + 1];
>>  	struct ath_hw *ah = sc->sc_ah;
>>  	struct ath_common *common = ath9k_hw_common(ah);
>>  	int prev_delta;
>
> Always compile test the driver before sending a patch.
> Also, patch title seems incorrect *ath9k*
>
> himanshu@...anshu-Vostro-3559:~/linux-next$ git log --oneline
> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/dfs.c
> 626ab67 ath9k: dfs: use swap macro in ath9k_check_chirping
> 50c8cd4 ath9k: remove cast to void pointer
> 8fc2b61 ath9k: DFS - add pulse chirp detection for FCC
> ....

Yeah, just "ath9k:" is enough as the prefix, no need to have full
directory path in the title.

-- 
Kalle Valo

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