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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/36] tty/vt: consolemap: use sizeof(*pointer) instead of sizeof(type)
On Tue, 7 Jun 2022, Jiri Slaby wrote:

> On 07. 06. 22, 16:00, Ilpo Järvinen wrote:
> > On Tue, 7 Jun 2022, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> >
> > > It is preferred to use sizeof(*pointer) instead of sizeof(type). First,
> > > the type of the variable can change and one needs not change the former
> > > (unlike the latter). Second, the latter is error-prone due to (u16),
> > > (u16 *), and (u16 **) mixture here.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Ilpo Järvinen <ilpo.jarvinen@linux.intel.com>
> >
> > This seems fine but see the comments below which are not directly related
> > to the change itself.
> >
> > > ---
> > > drivers/tty/vt/consolemap.c | 23 ++++++++++++-----------
> > > 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/tty/vt/consolemap.c b/drivers/tty/vt/consolemap.c
> > > index 097ab7d01f8b..79a62dcca046 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/tty/vt/consolemap.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/tty/vt/consolemap.c
> > > @@ -251,12 +251,12 @@ static void set_inverse_trans_unicode(struct vc_data
> > > *conp,
> > > return;
> > > q = p->inverse_trans_unicode;
> > > if (!q) {
> > > - q = p->inverse_trans_unicode =
> > > - kmalloc_array(MAX_GLYPH, sizeof(u16), GFP_KERNEL);
> > > + q = p->inverse_trans_unicode = kmalloc_array(MAX_GLYPH,
> > > + sizeof(*q), GFP_KERNEL);
> > > if (!q)
> > > return;
> > > }
> > > - memset(q, 0, MAX_GLYPH * sizeof(u16));
> > > + memset(q, 0, MAX_GLYPH * sizeof(*q));
> >
> > Convert kmalloc_array into kcalloc and place memset() into else branch?
>
> IMO, the way it is now is more obvious.

Fair enough.

> > > @@ -514,11 +514,12 @@ con_insert_unipair(struct uni_pagedict *p, u_short
> > > unicode, u_short fontpos)
> > > n = UNI_ROW(unicode);
> > > p2 = p1[n];
> > > if (!p2) {
> > > - p2 = p1[n] = kmalloc_array(UNI_ROW_GLYPHS, sizeof(u16),
> > > GFP_KERNEL);
> > > + p2 = p1[n] = kmalloc_array(UNI_ROW_GLYPHS, sizeof(*p2),
> > > + GFP_KERNEL);
> > > if (!p2)
> > > return -ENOMEM;
> > > /* No glyphs for the characters (yet) */
> > > - memset(p2, 0xff, UNI_ROW_GLYPHS * sizeof(u16));
> > > + memset(p2, 0xff, UNI_ROW_GLYPHS * sizeof(*p2));
> >
> > This could have been kcalloc'ed.
>
> Why would you zero it before setting it to 0xff?

Yes, nevermind that. I obviously completely missed the fact it wasn't
memsetting to zero.

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