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Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:59:57 -0700
From: Laura Abbott <>
To: Linus Walleij <>,
	Kees Cook <>,
	Patrice Chotard <>
Cc: Laura Abbott <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH v3] gpio: Remove VLA from stmpe driver

The new challenge is to remove VLAs from the kernel

The number of GPIOs on the supported chips is fairly small
so stack allocate to a known upper bound and spit out a warning
if any new chips have more gpios.

Signed-off-by: Laura Abbott <>
v3: Split this off from the rest of the series since some of the
patches had been picked up. Switched to just hardcoding an upper
bound for the stack array since it's only a few extra bytes
of stack space.
 drivers/gpio/gpio-stmpe.c | 9 ++++++++-
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpio/gpio-stmpe.c b/drivers/gpio/gpio-stmpe.c
index f8d7d1cd8488..8d6a5a7e612d 100644
--- a/drivers/gpio/gpio-stmpe.c
+++ b/drivers/gpio/gpio-stmpe.c
@@ -363,13 +363,15 @@ static struct irq_chip stmpe_gpio_irq_chip = {
 	.irq_set_type		= stmpe_gpio_irq_set_type,
+#define MAX_GPIOS 24
 static irqreturn_t stmpe_gpio_irq(int irq, void *dev)
 	struct stmpe_gpio *stmpe_gpio = dev;
 	struct stmpe *stmpe = stmpe_gpio->stmpe;
 	u8 statmsbreg;
 	int num_banks = DIV_ROUND_UP(stmpe->num_gpios, 8);
-	u8 status[num_banks];
+	u8 status[DIV_ROUND_UP(MAX_GPIOS, 8)];
 	int ret;
 	int i;
@@ -434,6 +436,11 @@ static int stmpe_gpio_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	struct stmpe_gpio *stmpe_gpio;
 	int ret, irq;
+	if (stmpe->num_gpios > MAX_GPIOS) {
+		dev_err(&pdev->dev, "Need to increase maximum GPIO number\n");
+		return -EINVAL;
+	}
 	stmpe_gpio = kzalloc(sizeof(*stmpe_gpio), GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!stmpe_gpio)
 		return -ENOMEM;

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