In preparation to enabling -Wvla, remove VLA. In this particular
case use macro ARRAY_SIZE so the length of array _result_ 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/iio/potentiometer/ds1803.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/iio/potentiometer/ds1803.c 
index 9b0ff4a..6bf12c9 100644
--- a/drivers/iio/potentiometer/ds1803.c
+++ b/drivers/iio/potentiometer/ds1803.c
@@ -64,7 +64,7 @@ static int ds1803_read_raw(struct iio_dev *indio_dev,
        struct ds1803_data *data = iio_priv(indio_dev);
        int pot = chan->channel;
        int ret;
-       u8 result[indio_dev->num_channels];
+       u8 result[ARRAY_SIZE(ds1803_channels)];
        switch (mask) {
        case IIO_CHAN_INFO_RAW:

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