In preparation to enabling -Wvla, remove VLA. In this particular
case use macro ARRAY_SIZE so the length of array _bo_ can be
computed at preprocessing time.

The use of stack Variable Length Arrays needs to be avoided, as they
can be a vector for stack exhaustion, which can be both a runtime bug
or a security flaw. Also, in general, as code evolves it is easy to
lose track of how big a VLA can get. Thus, we can end up having runtime
failures that are hard to debug.

Also, fixed as part of the directive to remove all VLAs from
the kernel:

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
 drivers/gpu/drm/vc4/vc4_validate.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/vc4/vc4_validate.c 
index 2db485a..eec76af 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/vc4/vc4_validate.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/vc4/vc4_validate.c
@@ -753,7 +753,7 @@ validate_gl_shader_rec(struct drm_device *dev,
                28, /* cs */
        uint32_t shader_reloc_count = ARRAY_SIZE(shader_reloc_offsets);
-       struct drm_gem_cma_object *bo[shader_reloc_count + 8];
+       struct drm_gem_cma_object *bo[ARRAY_SIZE(shader_reloc_offsets) + 8];
        uint32_t nr_attributes, nr_relocs, packet_size;
        int i;

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