[PATCH] iscsi_ibft: Replace zero-length array with flexible-array member

From: Gustavo A. R. Silva
Date: Fri Feb 21 2020 - 10:32:59 EST

The current codebase makes use of the zero-length array language
extension to the C90 standard, but the preferred mechanism to declare
variable-length types such as these ones is a flexible array member[1][2],
introduced in C99:

struct foo {
int stuff;
struct boo array[];

By making use of the mechanism above, we will get a compiler warning
in case the flexible array does not occur last in the structure, which
will help us prevent some kind of undefined behavior bugs from being
inadvertently introduced[3] to the codebase from now on.

Also, notice that, dynamic memory allocations won't be affected by
this change:

"Flexible array members have incomplete type, and so the sizeof operator
may not be applied. As a quirk of the original implementation of
zero-length arrays, sizeof evaluates to zero."[1]

This issue was found with the help of Coccinelle.

[1] https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Zero-Length.html
[2] https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/21
[3] commit 76497732932f ("cxgb3/l2t: Fix undefined behaviour")

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/firmware/iscsi_ibft.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/firmware/iscsi_ibft.c b/drivers/firmware/iscsi_ibft.c
index 96758b71a8db..7127a04bca19 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/iscsi_ibft.c
+++ b/drivers/firmware/iscsi_ibft.c
@@ -104,7 +104,7 @@ struct ibft_control {
u16 tgt0_off;
u16 nic1_off;
u16 tgt1_off;
- u16 expansion[0];
+ u16 expansion[];
} __attribute__((__packed__));

struct ibft_initiator {