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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Michael Davidson <md@google.com>,
	Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com>,
	Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Shaohua Li <shli@kernel.org>,
	Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@chromium.org>,
	"x86@kernel.org" <x86@kernel.org>,
	"open list:KERNEL BUILD + fi..." <linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-crypto@vger.kernel.org, linux-raid@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/7] md/raid10, LLVM: get rid of variable length array
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:09:36 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20170324140936.45gjbfdjyyag5cce@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CACT4Y+awYCAwoCkh8PQ-i2BdkxeuFp9meVXp=Yv6hGY8YjDnQg@mail.gmail.com>

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 02:47:15PM +0100, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> > Seriously, you should have taken the hack the first time that this
> > needs to be fixed.  Just because this is a fairly uncommon construct
> > in the kernel doesn't mean it is not in userspace.
> 
> There is a reason why it is fairly uncommon in kernel.

So first off; its not entirely clear that the code as it exists it
correct. From a cursory reading of it and surrounding code, there is no
actual upper limit on the variable. If I were stupid enough to make a
raid with 64 devices I'd get a huge on-stack structure.

Since you're touching it; you should check these things.

And secondly, refactor the code to not look like dog vomit. You can do
more than the absolute minimal patch to make it compile, I'm sure.

  reply	other threads:[~2017-03-24 14:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-17  0:15 [PATCH 0/7] LLVM: make x86_64 kernel build with clang Michael Davidson
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 1/7] Makefile, LLVM: add -no-integrated-as to KBUILD_[AC]FLAGS Michael Davidson
2017-04-03 22:49   ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-04-21  7:49   ` Masahiro Yamada
2017-04-21  7:49     ` Masahiro Yamada
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 2/7] Makefile, x86, LLVM: disable unsupported optimization flags Michael Davidson
2017-03-17 21:32   ` H. Peter Anvin
2017-03-17 21:34     ` H. Peter Anvin
2017-04-05 18:08   ` Masahiro Yamada
2017-04-05 19:01     ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-04-05 19:11       ` Michael Davidson
2017-04-10 14:54         ` Masahiro Yamada
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 3/7] x86, LLVM: suppress clang warnings about unaligned accesses Michael Davidson
2017-03-17 23:50   ` hpa
2017-04-03 23:01     ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-04-13 23:14       ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-04-13 23:55         ` H. Peter Anvin
2017-04-14  0:23           ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-04-14  5:30             ` hpa
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 4/7] x86, boot, LLVM: #undef memcpy etc in string.c Michael Davidson
2017-06-22 22:31   ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-06-22 22:37     ` H. Peter Anvin
2017-06-30 18:32       ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 5/7] x86, boot, LLVM: Use regparm=0 for memcpy and memset Michael Davidson
2017-03-17 12:08   ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-06-22 22:38     ` H. Peter Anvin
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 6/7] md/raid10, LLVM: get rid of variable length array Michael Davidson
2017-03-17 12:08   ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-17 12:31     ` Alexander Potapenko
2017-03-17 12:32       ` Alexander Potapenko
2017-03-17 18:03         ` Borislav Petkov
2017-03-17 18:47           ` Dmitry Vyukov
2017-03-17 18:57             ` Borislav Petkov
2017-03-17 19:05               ` Dmitry Vyukov
2017-03-17 19:26                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-17 19:26                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-17 19:29                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-24 13:50                     ` Dmitry Vyukov
2017-03-24 14:10                       ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-24 14:22                         ` Dmitry Vyukov
2017-03-18  0:41                 ` Fengguang Wu
2017-03-17 12:44       ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-17 18:52         ` Michael Davidson
2017-03-17 19:27           ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-17 20:04             ` hpa
2017-03-24 13:47               ` Dmitry Vyukov
2017-03-24 14:09                 ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 7/7] crypto, x86, LLVM: aesni - fix token pasting Michael Davidson
2017-04-03 23:14   ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-03-17  8:17 ` [PATCH 0/7] LLVM: make x86_64 kernel build with clang Dmitry Vyukov

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