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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/6]kernel:audit.c Fix warning: variable 'nlh' set but not used
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On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 22:41, Justin P. Mattock
<justinmattock@gmail.com> wrote:
> Removing dead code(hopefully), fixes a warning

This is not dead code. NLMSG_NEW() sets up an nlmsg in ab->skb.
If you remove the code, it's no longer initialized.

> when compiling the kernel.
>
>  CC      kernel/audit.o
> kernel/audit.c: In function 'audit_buffer_alloc':
> kernel/audit.c:1044:19: warning: variable 'nlh' set but not used
>  CC      kernel/auditfilter.o
>
>  Signed-off-by: Justin P. Mattock <justinmattock@gmail.com>
>
> ---
>  kernel/audit.c |    6 ++----
>  1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/audit.c b/kernel/audit.c
> index c71bd26..783d958 100644
> --- a/kernel/audit.c
> +++ b/kernel/audit.c
> @@ -1041,8 +1041,7 @@ static struct audit_buffer * audit_buffer_alloc(struct audit_context *ctx,
>  {
>        unsigned long flags;
>        struct audit_buffer *ab = NULL;
> -       struct nlmsghdr *nlh;
> -
> +
>        spin_lock_irqsave(&audit_freelist_lock, flags);
>        if (!list_empty(&audit_freelist)) {
>                ab = list_entry(audit_freelist.next,
> @@ -1065,8 +1064,7 @@ static struct audit_buffer * audit_buffer_alloc(struct audit_context *ctx,
>        if (!ab->skb)
>                goto nlmsg_failure;
>
> -       nlh = NLMSG_NEW(ab->skb, 0, 0, type, 0, 0);
> -
> +
>        return ab;
>
>  nlmsg_failure:                  /* Used by NLMSG_NEW */

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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