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SubjectRe: [PATCH]kconfig/menu.c: fix uninitialized variable warning
On 2013/09/20 08:05, Madhavan Srinivasan wrote:
> On Friday 20 September 2013 01:34 AM, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> > Benjamin, All,
> >
> > On 2013-09-19 15:13 -0400, Benjamin Poirier spake thusly:
> >> On 2013/09/19 19:27, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> >>> Benjamin, Madhavan, All,
> >>>
> >>> On 2013-09-19 11:22 -0400, Benjamin Poirier spake thusly:
> >>>> On 2013/09/19 12:58, Madhavan Srinivasan wrote:
> >>>>> In file included from scripts/kconfig/zconf.tab.c:2537:0:
> >>>>> scripts/kconfig/menu.c: In function ‘get_symbol_str’:
> >>>>> scripts/kconfig/menu.c:586:18: warning: ‘jump’ may be used uninitialized in
> >>>>> this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
[...]
> >>>>
> >>>> I do not see this warning with gcc 4.7.2 or 4.8.1. Which version are you
> >>>> using?
> >>>>
[...]
> >
> > No, I was not able to reproduce it with either gcc-4.4.7, gcc-4.6.4 or
> > gcc-4.7.3 on my Ubuntu 13.04. Neither gcc-4.5 nor 4.8 are packaged, so
> > I could not test them.
> >
> > Anyway, -Wmaybe-uninitialized is new with 4.7. So, the warning can't
> > happen with gcc < 4.7.
> >
> > Madhavan, what gcc version are you using?
> gcc i have is gcc version 4.8.0 20130526

In that case, I don't have a strong opinion whether the patch should be
merged or not, but if it is merged, I think a comment should be added to
the code or the changelog stating that this is to work around a
deficiency observed in gcc 4.8.0.
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