Patchwork USB: core: urb: Use struct_size() in kmalloc()

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Submitter Gustavo A. R. Silva
Date Jan. 8, 2019, 3:22 p.m.
Message ID <20190108152225.GA5721@embeddedor>
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Permalink /patch/694879/
State New
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Gustavo A. R. Silva - Jan. 8, 2019, 3:22 p.m.
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;
    void *entry[];
};

instance = kmalloc(sizeof(struct foo) + sizeof(void *) * count, 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);

This code was detected with the help of Coccinelle.

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
---
 drivers/usb/core/urb.c | 5 ++---
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
Alan Stern - Jan. 8, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
On Tue, 8 Jan 2019, Gustavo A. R. Silva 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;
>     void *entry[];
> };
> 
> instance = kmalloc(sizeof(struct foo) + sizeof(void *) * count, 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);
> 
> This code was detected with the help of Coccinelle.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
> ---
>  drivers/usb/core/urb.c | 5 ++---
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/usb/core/urb.c b/drivers/usb/core/urb.c
> index f51750bcd152..0eab79f82ce4 100644
> --- a/drivers/usb/core/urb.c
> +++ b/drivers/usb/core/urb.c
> @@ -70,9 +70,8 @@ struct urb *usb_alloc_urb(int iso_packets, gfp_t mem_flags)
>  {
>  	struct urb *urb;
>  
> -	urb = kmalloc(sizeof(struct urb) +
> -		iso_packets * sizeof(struct usb_iso_packet_descriptor),
> -		mem_flags);
> +	urb = kmalloc(struct_size(urb, iso_frame_desc, iso_packets),
> +		      mem_flags);
>  	if (!urb)
>  		return NULL;
>  	usb_init_urb(urb);

Acked-by: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/usb/core/urb.c b/drivers/usb/core/urb.c
index f51750bcd152..0eab79f82ce4 100644
--- a/drivers/usb/core/urb.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/core/urb.c
@@ -70,9 +70,8 @@  struct urb *usb_alloc_urb(int iso_packets, gfp_t mem_flags)
 {
 	struct urb *urb;
 
-	urb = kmalloc(sizeof(struct urb) +
-		iso_packets * sizeof(struct usb_iso_packet_descriptor),
-		mem_flags);
+	urb = kmalloc(struct_size(urb, iso_frame_desc, iso_packets),
+		      mem_flags);
 	if (!urb)
 		return NULL;
 	usb_init_urb(urb);