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Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:04:14 -0700
From: Linus Torvalds <>
To: Kees Cook <>
Cc: Al Viro <>, Florian Weimer <>, 
	Andrew Morton <>, Josh Poimboeuf <>, 
	Rasmus Villemoes <>, Randy Dunlap <>, 
	Miguel Ojeda <>, Ingo Molnar <>, 
	David Laight <>, Ian Abbott <>, 
	linux-input <>, linux-btrfs <>, 
	Network Development <>, 
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>, 
	Kernel Hardening <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 0/2] Remove false-positive VLAs when using max()

On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 8:01 AM, Kees Cook <> wrote:
> Seems like it doesn't like void * arguments:

Yeah, that was discussed separately, I just didn't realize we had any
such users.

As David said, just adding a (long) cast to it should be fine, ie

  #define __is_constant(a) \
         (sizeof(int) == sizeof(*(1 ? ((void*)((long)(a) * 0l)) : (int*)1)))

and is probably a good idea even outside of pointers (because "long
long" constants could cause warnings too due to the cast to (void *)).


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