gcc-10: disable 'array-bounds' warning for now
This is another fine warning, related to the 'zero-length-bounds' one,
but hitting the same historical code in the kernel.
Because C didn't historically support flexible array members, we have
code that instead uses a one-sized array, the same way we have cases of
The one-sized arrays come from either not wanting to use the gcc
zero-sized array extension, or from a slight convenience-feature, where
particularly for strings, the size of the structure now includes the
allocation for the final NUL character.
So with a "char name;" at the end of a structure, you can do things
v = my_malloc(sizeof(struct vendor) + strlen(name));
and avoid the "+1" for the terminator.
Yes, the modern way to do that is with a flexible array, and using
'offsetof()' instead of 'sizeof()', and adding the "+1" by hand. That
also technically gets the size "more correct" in that it avoids any
alignment (and thus padding) issues, but this is another long-term
cleanup thing that will not happen for 5.7.
So disable the warning for now, even though it's potentially quite
useful. Having a slew of warnings that then hide more urgent new issues
is not an improvement.
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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