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




On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 1:31 PM, Alexander Potapenko <glider@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 1:08 PM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 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?
>
> IIUC there's only a handful of VLAIS instances in LLVM code, why not
Sorry, "kernel code", not "LLVM code".
> just drop them for the sake of better code portability?
> (To quote Linus, "this feature is an abomination":
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/9/23/500)
>
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