[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 2/2] drm/i915: Warn against variable length arrays

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Tue Mar 13 00:40:55 UTC 2018

VLA are strongly discouraged in the kernel due to ambiguity they impose
on the limited stack space and security concerns over manipulating the
stack frame. Add -Wvla to our compiler flags so that CI rejects them.

Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
Cc: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com>
Cc: Joonas Lahtinen <joonas.lahtinen at linux.intel.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/Makefile | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/Makefile b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/Makefile
index 4eee91a3a236..fcb8a7b27ae2 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/Makefile
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/Makefile
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@
 # Note the danger in using -Wall -Wextra is that when CI updates gcc we
 # will most likely get a sudden build breakage... Hopefully we will fix
 # new warnings before CI updates!
-subdir-ccflags-y := -Wall -Wextra
+subdir-ccflags-y := -Wall -Wextra -Wvla
 subdir-ccflags-y += $(call cc-disable-warning, unused-parameter)
 subdir-ccflags-y += $(call cc-disable-warning, type-limits)
 subdir-ccflags-y += $(call cc-disable-warning, missing-field-initializers)

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