Re: [PATCH 1/2] staging: iio replaced kmalloc with local variables.
From: Joe Perches
Date: Mon Jun 06 2011 - 18:28:39 EST
On Mon, 2011-06-06 at 15:21 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 03:10:57PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-06-06 at 14:55 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jun 07, 2011 at 12:37:37AM +0530, anish wrote:
> > > > From: anish kumar <anish198519851985@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > > Replace kmalloc with local variables as it was un-necessary and
> > > > also removed the redudant code after this change.
> > > SPI data, like USB data, has to come from kmalloced data, not from the
> > > stack, or bad things can, and will, happen.
> > Perhaps just add a comment like:
> > + u8 *tx = kmalloc(2, GFP_KERNEL); /* can't be on stack */
> You really want to do to that for _EVERY_ SPI and USB driver? I don't
> think so.
Nope, only the ones that look especially odd because
kmalloc(sizeof(struct foo), ...)
is not used.
It might be better to just declare a 2 byte struct.
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