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Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:35:55 -0800
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Eric Anholt <eric@...olt.net>
Cc: "Tobin C. Harding" <me@...in.cc>, Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>, 
	Stefan Wahren <stefan.wahren@...e.com>, 
	Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, 
	driverdev-devel@...uxdriverproject.org, Tycho Andersen <tycho@...ho.ws>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: vchiq_arm: Clear VLA warning

On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 10:11 AM, Eric Anholt <eric@...olt.net> wrote:
> "Tobin C. Harding" <me@...in.cc> writes:
>
>> The kernel would like to have all stack VLA usage removed[1].  The
>> array here is fixed (declared with a const variable) but it appears
>> like VLA to the compiler.  We can use a pre-processor define to quiet
>> the compiler.
>>
>> [1]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Tobin C. Harding <me@...in.cc>
>> ---
>>
>> The name of this constant may need changing, there is already a
>> pre-processor constant VCHIQ_MAX_SERVICES
>
> Maybe just use ARRAY_SIZE(local_max_services) and not have the #define?

I think you mean ARRAY_SIZE(service_data) ? In that case, yeah, it
seems like a raw "64" for the array size can be used instead.

-Kees

-- 
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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