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SubjectRe: [tip:x86/urgent] x86/dumpstack: Avoid uninitlized variable
On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 10:39 PM, Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 10:21:06PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 11:36 PM, tip-bot for Arnd Bergmann
>> <tipbot@zytor.com> wrote:
>> > Commit-ID: ebfc15019cfa72496c674ffcb0b8ef10790dcddc
>> > Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/ebfc15019cfa72496c674ffcb0b8ef10790dcddc
>> > Author: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
>> > AuthorDate: Fri, 2 Feb 2018 15:56:17 +0100
>> > Committer: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
>> > CommitDate: Fri, 2 Feb 2018 23:33:50 +0100
>> >
>> > x86/dumpstack: Avoid uninitlized variable
>> >
>> > In some configurations, 'partial' does not get initialized, as shown by
>> > this gcc-8 warning:
>> >
>> > arch/x86/kernel/dumpstack.c: In function 'show_trace_log_lvl':
>> > arch/x86/kernel/dumpstack.c:156:4: error: 'partial' may be used uninitialized in this function [-Werror=maybe-uninitialized]
>> > show_regs_if_on_stack(&stack_info, regs, partial);
>> > ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> >
>> > This initializes it to false, to get the previous behavior in this case.
>> >
>> > Fixes: a9cdbe72c4e8 ("x86/dumpstack: Fix partial register dumps")
>>
>>
>> I just noticed my annotation got lost when I sent the patch. I originally
>> meant to ask Josh to double-check whether it should be 'false' or 'true'
>> here, or if we maybe need a larger change.
>>
>> Josh, could you take a look? Unfortunately I did not really understand
>> your original commit, so I don't know what the safe choice is here
>> in those cases in which 'partial' is uninitialized.
>
> I think it doesn't matter, it seems to be a false positive warning.
>
> The 'partial' variable is only used when 'regs' is non-NULL, and 'regs'
> is only set in unwind_get_entry_regs() after 'partial' gets initialized.

Right, got it now. So my patch is correct either way, just the description
could have been better.

Arnd

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