[Drbd-dev] [PATCH 05/10] ide: Remove uninitialized_var() usage
keescook at chromium.org
Mon Jun 15 21:32:49 CEST 2020
On Thu, Jun 04, 2020 at 01:29:44PM -0700, Nick Desaulniers wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 1:20 PM Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 04, 2020 at 12:29:17PM -0700, Nick Desaulniers wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 4:32 PM Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org> 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. As a precursor
> > > > to removing this macro, just remove this variable since it was
> > > > actually unused:
> > > >
> > > > drivers/ide/ide-taskfile.c:232:34: warning: unused variable 'flags' [-Wunused-variable]
> > > > unsigned long uninitialized_var(flags);
> > > > ^
> > > >
> > > >  https://email@example.com/
> > > >  https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFw+Vbj0i=1TGqCR5vQkCzWJ0QxK6CernOU6eedsudAixw@mail.gmail.com/
> > > >  https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFwgbgqhbp1fkxvRKEpzyR5J8n1vKT1VZdz9knmPuXhOeg@mail.gmail.com/
> > > >  https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFz2500WfbKXAx8s67wrm9=yVJu65TpLgN_ybYNv0VEOKA@mail.gmail.com/
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
> > >
> > > Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers at google.com>
> > Thanks for the reviews!
> > > Fixes ce1e518190ea ("ide: don't disable interrupts during kmap_atomic()")
> > I originally avoided adding Fixes tags because I didn't want these
> > changes backported into a -stable without -Wmaybe-uninitialized
> > disabled, but in these cases (variable removal), that actually does make
> > sense. Thanks!
> Saravana showed me a cool trick for quickly finding commits that
> removed a particular identifier that I find faster than `git blame` or
> vim-fugitive for the purpose of Fixes tags:
> $ git log -S <string> <file>
Ah yes, I always have to look up "-S". Good reminder!
> I've added it to our wiki:
> I should update the first tip; what was your suggestion for
> constraining the search to the current remote?
Ah cool. I've updated it now. It was really to narrow to a "known set of
tags", and Linus's tree's tags always start with "v".
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