Patchwork ll_temac: Use kcalloc instead of kzalloc to allocate array

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Submitter Thomas Meyer
Date Dec. 2, 2011, 10:35 p.m.
Message ID <1322865343.1534.356.camel@localhost.localdomain>
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Permalink /patch/129047/
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Miller
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Thomas Meyer - Dec. 2, 2011, 10:35 p.m.
The advantage of kcalloc is, that will prevent integer overflows which could
result from the multiplication of number of elements and size and it is also
a bit nicer to read.

The semantic patch that makes this change is available

Signed-off-by: Thomas Meyer <>

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diff -u -p a/drivers/net/ethernet/xilinx/ll_temac_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/xilinx/ll_temac_main.c
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/xilinx/ll_temac_main.c 2011-11-28 19:36:47.733440944 +0100
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/xilinx/ll_temac_main.c 2011-11-28 19:53:34.187365029 +0100
@@ -237,7 +237,7 @@  static int temac_dma_bd_init(struct net_
 	struct sk_buff *skb;
 	int i;
-	lp->rx_skb = kzalloc(sizeof(*lp->rx_skb) * RX_BD_NUM, GFP_KERNEL);
+	lp->rx_skb = kcalloc(RX_BD_NUM, sizeof(*lp->rx_skb), GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!lp->rx_skb) {
 				"can't allocate memory for DMA RX buffer\n");