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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Bluetooth: Pre-initialize variables in read_local_oob_ext_data_complete()
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Hi Marcel,

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:38 PM, Marcel Holtmann <marcel@holtmann.org> wrote:
>>>> net/bluetooth/mgmt.c: In function ‘read_local_oob_ext_data_complete’:
>>>> net/bluetooth/mgmt.c:6474: warning: ‘r256’ may be used uninitialized in this function
>>>> net/bluetooth/mgmt.c:6474: warning: ‘h256’ may be used uninitialized in this function
>>>> net/bluetooth/mgmt.c:6474: warning: ‘r192’ may be used uninitialized in this function
>>>> net/bluetooth/mgmt.c:6474: warning: ‘h192’ may be used uninitialized in this function
>>>>
>>>> While these are false positives, the code can be shortened by
>>>> pre-initializing the hash table pointers and eir_len. This has the side
>>>> effect of killing the compiler warnings.
>>>
>>> can you be a bit specific on which compiler version is this. I fixed one occurrence that seemed valid. However in this case the compiler seems to be just plain stupid. On a gcc 4.9, I am not seeing these for example.
>>
>> gcc 4.1.2. As there were too many false positives, these warnings were
>> disabled in later versions (throwing away the children with the bad water).
>>
>> If you don't like my patch, just drop it. I only look at newly
>> introduced warnings
>> of this kind anyway.
>
> I really do not know what is the best solution here. This is a false positive. And I have been looking at this particular code for a warning that was valid, but we missed initially. But these warnings that you are fixing are clearly false positive.

I only sent patches to fix false positives if I think the patches improve the
code. As this is a subjective matter, it's up to you as the maintainer to
decide.

> If this only happens with an old compiler version, I would tend to leave the code as is. Then again, what is the general preferred approach here?

As this is a false positive, it's clearly up to the maintainer to
decide if the patch
improves the code or not.

Thanks!

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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