[PATCH][next] mwifiex: usb: Replace one-element array with flexible-array member

From: Gustavo A. R. Silva
Date: Mon Aug 09 2021 - 17:08:49 EST

There is a regular need in the kernel to provide a way to declare having
a dynamically sized set of trailing elements in a structure. Kernel code
should always use “flexible array members”[1] for these cases. The older
style of one-element or zero-length arrays should no longer be used[2].

This helps with the ongoing efforts to globally enable -Warray-bounds
and get us closer to being able to tighten the FORTIFY_SOURCE routines
on memcpy().

This issue was found with the help of Coccinelle and audited and fixed,

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flexible_array_member
[2] https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v5.10/process/deprecated.html#zero-length-and-one-element-arrays

Link: https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/79
Link: https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/109
Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavoars@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/usb.h | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/usb.h b/drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/usb.h
index d822ec15b7e6..61a96b7fbf21 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/usb.h
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/usb.h
@@ -134,7 +134,7 @@ struct fw_sync_header {
struct fw_data {
struct fw_header fw_hdr;
__le32 seq_num;
- u8 data[1];
+ u8 data[];
} __packed;

#endif /*_MWIFIEX_USB_H */