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Subject[PATCH 5.2 056/137] powerpc/futex: Fix warning: oldval may be used uninitialized in this function
From: Christophe Leroy <>

[ Upstream commit 38a0d0cdb46d3f91534e5b9839ec2d67be14c59d ]

We see warnings such as:
kernel/futex.c: In function 'do_futex':
kernel/futex.c:1676:17: warning: 'oldval' may be used uninitialized in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
return oldval == cmparg;
kernel/futex.c:1651:6: note: 'oldval' was declared here
int oldval, ret;

This is because arch_futex_atomic_op_inuser() only sets *oval if ret
is 0 and GCC doesn't see that it will only use it when ret is 0.

Anyway, the non-zero ret path is an error path that won't suffer from
setting *oval, and as *oval is a local var in futex_atomic_op_inuser()
it will have no impact.

Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <>
[mpe: reword change log slightly]
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
arch/powerpc/include/asm/futex.h | 3 +--
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/futex.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/futex.h
index 3a6aa57b9d901..eea28ca679dbb 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/futex.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/futex.h
@@ -60,8 +60,7 @@ static inline int arch_futex_atomic_op_inuser(int op, int oparg, int *oval,


- if (!ret)
- *oval = oldval;
+ *oval = oldval;

prevent_write_to_user(uaddr, sizeof(*uaddr));
return ret;

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