drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/sdio.c:2234:2: warning: Non-boolean value returned from function returning bool

Wen Gong wgong at
Mon Nov 16 04:33:34 EST 2020

On 2020-11-16 15:53, Kalle Valo wrote:
> + ath10k list
> kernel test robot <rong.a.chen at> writes:
>> tree:   
>> master
>> head:   f01c30de86f1047e9bae1b1b1417b0ce8dcd15b1
>> commit: 3c45f21af84eb05a355919abc80cf70a3a681cee ath10k: sdio: add
>> firmware coredump support
>> compiler: nios2-linux-gcc (GCC) 9.3.0
>> If you fix the issue, kindly add following tag as appropriate
>> Reported-by: kernel test robot <rong.a.chen at>
>> cppcheck possible warnings: (new ones prefixed by >>, may not real 
>> problems)
>>>> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/sdio.c:2234:2: warning: Non-boolean
>> value returned from function returning bool
>> [returnNonBoolInBooleanFunction]
>>     ^
> Is this really a problem? I guess we could change that to "!!(param &
> HI_OPTION_SDIO_CRASH_DUMP_ENHANCEMENT_FW)" but how is that better and
> does it make any practical difference when
> ath10k_sdio_is_fast_dump_supported() returns a boolean anyway?
It should not be a real problem by test before.
ath10k_sdio_is_fast_dump_supported return true in test before.
and fast_dump get true from ath10k_sdio_is_fast_dump_supported in 

the risk maybe like this:
u32 param in ath10k_sdio_is_fast_dump_supported is 4 bytes, and bool is 
1 byte.
if Gcc does not do any convertion from u32 to bool, then the bool value 
will only
get the lower byte(byte 0) of the 4 bytes, then maybe get an mistake 

I did a disassemble of sdio.o with/without below change, and dump 
sdio.o, it have no difference in this place:
I change send a patch with below change if needed.
@@ -2231,7 +2231,7 @@ static bool 
ath10k_sdio_is_fast_dump_supported(struct ath10k *ar)

         ath10k_dbg(ar, ATH10K_DBG_SDIO, "sdio hi_option_flag2 %x\n", 

+       return !!(param & HI_OPTION_SDIO_CRASH_DUMP_ENHANCEMENT_FW);

objdump -Sl sdio.o > sdio.o-Sl.txt

0000000000002b00 <ath10k_sdio_fw_crashed_dump>:
void ath10k_sdio_fw_crashed_dump(struct ath10k *ar)

     2b75:	8b 44 24 44          	mov    0x44(%rsp),%eax
     2b79:	25 00 08 00 00       	and    $0x800,%eax //"the SF, ZF, and PF 
flags are set according to the result".ZF will be 0 if true.
     2b7e:	89 44 24 2c          	mov    %eax,0x2c(%rsp)
     2b82:	40 0f 95 c5          	setne  %bpl //"Set byte if not equal 
(ZF=0)".stored the ZF flag to bpl as value of fast_dump.
	char guid[UUID_STRING_LEN + 1];
	bool fast_dump;

	fast_dump = ath10k_sdio_is_fast_dump_supported(ar);

	if (fast_dump)
     2b86:	0f 85 c3 03 00 00    	jne    2f4f 
<ath10k_sdio_fw_crashed_dump+0x44f> //"Jump near if not equal (ZF=0)"
	ath10k_sdio_dump_registers(ar, crash_data, fast_dump);
     2be5:	40 0f b6 d5          	movzbl %bpl,%edx //use the bpl stored as 
value of fast_dump
     2be9:	48 89 de             	mov    %rbx,%rsi
     2bec:	4c 89 ff             	mov    %r15,%rdi
     2bef:	e8 8c fb ff ff       	callq  2780 <ath10k_sdio_dump_registers>

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