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Subject[PATCH] x86, vsyscall: Fix build warning in vsyscall_64.c
Due to commit 5cec93c216db77 (x86-64: Emulate legacy vsyscalls), we get the following warning:

arch/x86/kernel/vsyscall_64.c: In function ‘do_emulate_vsyscall’:
arch/x86/kernel/vsyscall_64.c:111:7: warning: ‘ret’ may be used uninitialized in this function

The uninitialized value of 'ret' maybe gets assigned to regs->ax. So, initialize it with -EINVAL.

Signed-off-by: Rakib Mullick <>

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/vsyscall_64.c b/arch/x86/kernel/vsyscall_64.c
index 10cd8ac..180c56d 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/vsyscall_64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/vsyscall_64.c
@@ -108,7 +108,7 @@ void dotraplinkage do_emulate_vsyscall(struct pt_regs *regs, long error_code)
struct task_struct *tsk;
unsigned long caller;
int vsyscall_nr;
- long ret;
+ long ret = -EINVAL;

/* Kernel code must never get here. */
@@ -163,7 +163,7 @@ void dotraplinkage do_emulate_vsyscall(struct pt_regs *regs, long error_code)

- if (ret == -EFAULT) {
+ if (ret == -EFAULT || ret == -EINVAL) {
* Bad news -- userspace fed a bad pointer to a vsyscall.

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