[PATCH][next] ixgbe: Fix out-of-bounds warning in ixgbe_host_interface_command()

From: Gustavo A. R. Silva
Date: Wed Mar 17 2021 - 03:42:55 EST

Fix the following out-of-bounds warning by replacing the one-element
array in an anonymous union with a pointer:

CC [M] drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.o
drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c: In function ‘ixgbe_host_interface_command’:
drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c:3729:13: warning: array subscript 1 is above array bounds of ‘u32[1]’ {aka ‘unsigned int[1]’} [-Warray-bounds]
3729 | bp->u32arr[bi] = IXGBE_READ_REG_ARRAY(hw, IXGBE_FLEX_MNG, bi);
| ~~~~~~~~~~^~~~
drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c:3682:7: note: while referencing ‘u32arr’
3682 | u32 u32arr[1];
| ^~~~~~

This helps with the ongoing efforts to globally enable -Warray-bounds.

Notice that, the usual approach to fix these sorts of issues is to
replace the one-element array with a flexible-array member. However,
flexible arrays should not be used in unions. That, together with the
fact that the array notation is not being affected in any ways, is why
the pointer approach was chosen in this case.

Link: https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/109
Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavoars@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c
index 62ddb452f862..bff3dc1af702 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c
@@ -3679,7 +3679,7 @@ s32 ixgbe_host_interface_command(struct ixgbe_hw *hw, void *buffer,
u32 hdr_size = sizeof(struct ixgbe_hic_hdr);
union {
struct ixgbe_hic_hdr hdr;
- u32 u32arr[1];
+ u32 *u32arr;
} *bp = buffer;
u16 buf_len, dword_len;
s32 status;