[Drbd-dev] [PATCH 09/10] treewide: Remove uninitialized_var() usage
geert at linux-m68k.org
Thu Jun 4 21:09:32 CEST 2020
On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 5:01 PM Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 04, 2020 at 10:23:06AM -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 03, 2020 at 04:32:02PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> > > Using uninitialized_var() is dangerous as it papers over real bugs
> > > (or can in the future), and suppresses unrelated compiler warnings
> > > (e.g. "unused variable"). If the compiler thinks it is uninitialized,
> > > either simply initialize the variable or make compiler changes.
> > >
> > > I preparation for removing the macro, remove all remaining
> > > needless uses with the following script:
> > >
> > > git grep '\buninitialized_var\b' | cut -d: -f1 | sort -u | \
> > > xargs perl -pi -e \
> > > 's/\buninitialized_var\(([^\)]+)\)/\1/g;
> > > s:\s*/\* (GCC be quiet|to make compiler happy) \*/$::g;'
> > >
> > > drivers/video/fbdev/riva/riva_hw.c was manually tweaked to avoid
> > > pathological white-space.
> > >
> > > No outstanding warnings were found building allmodconfig with GCC 9.3.0
> > > for x86_64, i386, arm64, arm, powerpc, powerpc64le, s390x, mips, sparc64,
> > > alpha, and m68k.
> > At least in the infiniband part I'm confident that old gcc versions
> > will print warnings after this patch.
> > As the warnings are wrong, do we care? Should old gcc maybe just -Wno-
> > the warning?
> I *think* a lot of those are from -Wmaybe-uninitialized, but Linus just
> turned that off unconditionally in v5.7:
> 78a5255ffb6a ("Stop the ad-hoc games with -Wno-maybe-initialized")
> I'll try to double-check with some older gcc versions. My compiler
> collection is mostly single-axis: lots of arches, not lots of versions. ;)
Nope, support for the good old gcc 4.1 was removed a while ago.
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