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From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
To: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
Cc: Gavin Hu <gavin.hu@arm.com>,
	dev@dpdk.org, nd@arm.com, david.marchand@redhat.com,
	thomas@monjalon.net, ktraynor@redhat.com, jerinj@marvell.com,
	honnappa.nagarahalli@arm.com, ruifeng.wang@arm.com,
	phil.yang@arm.com, joyce.kong@arm.com, stable@dpdk.org,
	Olivier MATZ <olivier.matz@6wind.com>,
	Konstantin Ananyev <konstantin.ananyev@intel.com>,
	Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko@solarflare.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] mbuf: replace zero-length marker with unnamed union
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2020 08:47:32 -0700
Message-ID: <20200309084732.3f845eee@hermes.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4135ab73-75d3-421a-264d-2951fc096133@intel.com>

On Mon, 9 Mar 2020 08:55:05 +0000
Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com> wrote:

> On 3/7/2020 3:56 PM, Gavin Hu wrote:
> > Declaring zero-length arrays in other contexts, including as interior
> > members of structure objects or as non-member objects, is discouraged.
> > Accessing elements of zero-length arrays declared in such contexts is
> > undefined and may be diagnosed.[1]
> > 
> > Fix by using unnamed union and struct.
> > 
> > https://bugs.dpdk.org/show_bug.cgi?id=396
> > 
> > Bugzilla ID: 396
> > 
> > [1] https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Zero-Length.html
> > 
> > Fixes: 3e6181b07038 ("mbuf: use structure marker from EAL")
> > Cc: stable@dpdk.org
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Gavin Hu <gavin.hu@arm.com>
> > ---
> > v2: 
> > * change 'uint64_t rearm_data' to 'uint_64_t rearm_data[1]' to fix
> >   the SFC PMD compiling error on x86. <Kevin Traynor>
> > ---
> >  lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf_core.h | 54 +++++++++++++++++++--------------
> >  1 file changed, 32 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf_core.h b/lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf_core.h
> > index b9a59c879..34cb152e2 100644
> > --- a/lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf_core.h
> > +++ b/lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf_core.h
> > @@ -480,31 +480,41 @@ struct rte_mbuf {
> >  		rte_iova_t buf_physaddr; /**< deprecated */
> >  	} __rte_aligned(sizeof(rte_iova_t));
> >  
> > -	/* next 8 bytes are initialised on RX descriptor rearm */
> > -	RTE_MARKER64 rearm_data;
> > -	uint16_t data_off;
> > -
> > -	/**
> > -	 * Reference counter. Its size should at least equal to the size
> > -	 * of port field (16 bits), to support zero-copy broadcast.
> > -	 * It should only be accessed using the following functions:
> > -	 * rte_mbuf_refcnt_update(), rte_mbuf_refcnt_read(), and
> > -	 * rte_mbuf_refcnt_set(). The functionality of these functions (atomic,
> > -	 * or non-atomic) is controlled by the CONFIG_RTE_MBUF_REFCNT_ATOMIC
> > -	 * config option.
> > -	 */
> >  	RTE_STD_C11
> >  	union {
> > -		rte_atomic16_t refcnt_atomic; /**< Atomically accessed refcnt */
> > -		/** Non-atomically accessed refcnt */
> > -		uint16_t refcnt;
> > -	};
> > -	uint16_t nb_segs;         /**< Number of segments. */
> > +		/* next 8 bytes are initialised on RX descriptor rearm */
> > +		uint64_t rearm_data[1];  
> We are using zero length array as markers only and know what we are doing with them,
> what would you think disabling the warning instead of increasing the complexity
> in mbuf struct?

No to disabling warnings.

Or get rid of the markers all together, the usage is awkward already.

      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-03-09 15:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-03 16:27 [dpdk-stable] [PATCH v1] " Gavin Hu
2020-03-04 12:32 ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] " Kevin Traynor
2020-03-07 14:52   ` Gavin Hu
2020-03-07 15:56 ` [dpdk-stable] [PATCH v2] " Gavin Hu
2020-03-09  8:55   ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] " Ferruh Yigit
2020-03-09  9:45     ` Gavin Hu
2020-03-09 11:29       ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-03-09 13:30         ` Morten Brørup
2020-03-09 14:16           ` Richardson, Bruce
2020-03-09 14:50             ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] mbuf: replace zero-length markerwith " Morten Brørup
2020-03-11  7:50           ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] mbuf: replace zero-length marker with " Gavin Hu
2020-03-11  9:04             ` Morten Brørup
2020-03-11 12:07               ` Bruce Richardson
2020-03-13  7:36                 ` Gavin Hu
2020-03-13  9:22                 ` Gavin Hu
2020-04-07 17:13                   ` Kevin Traynor
2020-04-08 15:04                     ` Gavin Hu
2020-04-08 15:22                       ` David Marchand
2020-04-09  9:48                         ` Gavin Hu
2020-04-09 10:49                           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-04-09 16:09                             ` Ray Kinsella
2020-04-11  2:50                             ` Gavin Hu
2020-05-14 13:24                         ` Kevin Traynor
2020-03-09 15:47     ` Stephen Hemminger [this message]

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