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SubjectRe: [PATCH] iio: ssp_sensors: avoid uninitialized variable usage
On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:01:19 -0700
Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 03:09:22PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > clang points out that 'calculated_time' is only sometimes
> > initialized here, which leads to incorrect data being
> > passed into another function:
> >
> > drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_iio.c:95:6: error: variable 'calculated_time' is used uninitialized whenever 'if' condition is false [-Werror,-Wsometimes-uninitialized]
> > if (indio_dev->scan_timestamp) {
> > ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_iio.c:102:9: note: uninitialized use occurs here
> > calculated_time);
> > ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_iio.c:95:2: note: remove the 'if' if its condition is always true
> > if (indio_dev->scan_timestamp) {
> > ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_iio.c:84:25: note: initialize the variable 'calculated_time' to silence this warning
> > int64_t calculated_time;
> > ^
> > The data is subsequently ignored by iio_push_to_buffers_with_timestamp(),
> > but the warning still feels legitimate and to work around it, we can
> > initialize the time in the other case.
> >
> > Link: https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=18501
> > Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> > ---
> > drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_iio.c | 2 ++
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_iio.c b/drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_iio.c
> > index 645f2e3975db..81e8f4844c90 100644
> > --- a/drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_iio.c
> > +++ b/drivers/iio/common/ssp_sensors/ssp_iio.c
> > @@ -96,6 +96,8 @@ int ssp_common_process_data(struct iio_dev *indio_dev, void *buf,
> > memcpy(&time, &((char *)buf)[len], SSP_TIME_SIZE);
> > calculated_time =
> > timestamp + (int64_t)le32_to_cpu(time) * 1000000;
> > + } else {
> > + calculated_time = 0;
> > }
> >
> > return iio_push_to_buffers_with_timestamp(indio_dev, spd->buffer,
> > --
> > 2.20.0
> >
>
> I sent a similar change, which is sitting in Jonathan's testing branch:
>
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jic23/iio.git/commit/?id=0643039b4fee4aa54a233ead15dc0b2286f059d7
>
> You made a good point previously that initializing the variable at the
> beginning of a function may not always be the best choice. I don't have
> a personal preference for which patch stays around so:
>
> Reviewed-by: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@gmail.com>
>
> Just in case.
>
> Nathan
I'll stick to the original, mostly to avoid unnecessary churn.
Apologies for the delay in pull requests making these more generally visible.
Always takes me a while to get one out after RC1. Would imagine these
will go to Greg and hence linux-next sometime in the next week.

Jonathan


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