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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] staging: xgifb: Initialize uninitialized variables
On Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 09:16:43AM +0200, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> On 09/08/2010 02:38 AM, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 10:46:27AM +0200, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> >> On 09/07/2010 07:34 AM, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
> >>> Current patch solves compilation warnings in staging/xgifb for using possibly uninitialized variables.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <martinez.javier@gmail.com>
> >>> ---
> >>> drivers/staging/xgifb/vb_setmode.c | 4 ++--
> >>> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >>>
> >>> diff --git a/drivers/staging/xgifb/vb_setmode.c b/drivers/staging/xgifb/vb_setmode.c
> >>> index c4db2fc..720a592 100644
> >>> --- a/drivers/staging/xgifb/vb_setmode.c
> >>> +++ b/drivers/staging/xgifb/vb_setmode.c
> >>> @@ -376,7 +376,7 @@ void InitTo330Pointer(unsigned char ChipType, struct vb_device_info *pVBInfo)
> >>> unsigned char XGISetModeNew(struct xgi_hw_device_info *HwDeviceExtension,
> >>> unsigned short ModeNo)
> >>> {
> >>> - unsigned short ModeIdIndex;
> >>> + unsigned short ModeIdIndex = 0;
> >>> /* unsigned char *pVBInfo->FBAddr = HwDeviceExtension->pjVideoMemoryAddress; */
> >>> struct vb_device_info VBINF;
> >>> struct vb_device_info *pVBInfo = &VBINF;
> >>
> >> No, please don't. This is a compiler bug.
> >>
> >> The first use in that function is:
> >> XGI_SearchModeID( ModeNo , &ModeIdIndex, pVBInfo );
> >>
> >> and that function contains:
> >> if (XYZ) {
> >> for( *ModeIdIndex = 0 ; ; ( *ModeIdIndex )++ )
> >> ...
> >> } else {
> >> for( *ModeIdIndex = 0 ; ; ( *ModeIdIndex )++ )
> >> ...
> >> }
> >>
> >> So your compiler is foolish if that emits a warning.
> >
> > No, I don't see a way that the compiler could really figure that type of
> > logic out. It doesn't know that XGI_SearchModeID() always will set that
> > field. Heck, at first glance I couldn't even figure it out :)
>
> No, the compiler could. Trust me :). Actually you've just hidden a bug
> in XGI_SearchModeID. There is #ifdef LINUX and LINUX is defined in
> main.h. But that file is not included in vb_setmode.c. Hence the
> uninitialized warnings...

Doh, you are right.

> > So I don't mind applying this patch, as I'll just constantly keep
> > getting people sending me the same change, when they could be off
> > working on other things that this driver needs.
>
> So instead of hiding bugs, please fix the right ones.

Good point, I'll go do that right now.

thanks,

greg k-h


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