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From: Jens Axboe <>
To: xiaolinkui <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] block: bio: use struct_size() in kmalloc()
Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 15:17:07 -0600
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 5/17/19 3:12 AM, xiaolinkui wrote:
> One of the more common cases of allocation size calculations is finding
> the size of a structure that has a zero-sized array at the end, along
> with memory for some number of elements for that array. For example:
> struct foo {
>     int stuff;
>     struct boo entry[];
> };
> instance = kmalloc(sizeof(struct foo) + count * sizeof(struct boo), GFP_KERNEL);
> Instead of leaving these open-coded and prone to type mistakes, we can
> now use the new struct_size() helper:
> instance = kmalloc(struct_size(instance, entry, count), GFP_KERNEL);

Applied, thanks.

Jens Axboe

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2019-05-17  9:12 xiaolinkui
2019-05-17 17:18 ` Chaitanya Kulkarni
2019-05-17 21:17 ` Jens Axboe [this message]
2019-05-17 22:59   ` Jens Axboe

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