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Re: [PATCH 6/7] md/raid10, LLVM: get rid of variable length array




On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 05:15:19PM -0700, Michael Davidson wrote:
> Replace a variable length array in a struct by allocating
> the memory for the entire struct in a char array on the stack.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Michael Davidson <md@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  drivers/md/raid10.c | 9 ++++-----
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/md/raid10.c b/drivers/md/raid10.c
> index 063c43d83b72..158ebdff782c 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/raid10.c
> +++ b/drivers/md/raid10.c
> @@ -4654,11 +4654,10 @@ static int handle_reshape_read_error(struct mddev *mddev,
>  	/* Use sync reads to get the blocks from somewhere else */
>  	int sectors = r10_bio->sectors;
>  	struct r10conf *conf = mddev->private;
> -	struct {
> -		struct r10bio r10_bio;
> -		struct r10dev devs[conf->copies];
> -	} on_stack;
> -	struct r10bio *r10b = &on_stack.r10_bio;
> +	char on_stack_r10_bio[sizeof(struct r10bio) +
> +			      conf->copies * sizeof(struct r10dev)]
> +			      __aligned(__alignof__(struct r10bio));
> +	struct r10bio *r10b = (struct r10bio *)on_stack_r10_bio;
>  	int slot = 0;
>  	int idx = 0;
>  	struct bio_vec *bvec = r10_bio->master_bio->bi_io_vec;


That's disgusting. Why not fix LLVM to support this?