Re: [PATCH v3 01/12] crypto: LLVMLinux: Add macro to remove use of VLAIS in crypto code

From: Herbert Xu
Date: Wed Sep 17 2014 - 05:22:58 EST

On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:30:23AM -0700, behanw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> From: Behan Webster <behanw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Add a macro which replaces the use of a Variable Length Array In Struct (VLAIS)
> with a C99 compliant equivalent. This macro instead allocates the appropriate
> amount of memory using an char array.
> The new code can be compiled with both gcc and clang.
> struct shash_desc contains a flexible array member member ctx declared with
> CRYPTO_MINALIGN_ATTR, so sizeof(struct shash_desc) aligns the beginning
> of the array declared after struct shash_desc with long long.
> No trailing padding is required because it is not a struct type that can
> be used in an array.
> The CRYPTO_MINALIGN_ATTR is required so that desc is aligned with long long
> as would be the case for a struct containing a member with
> Signed-off-by: Behan Webster <behanw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Email: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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