[PATCH v2 00/11] getting back -Wmaybe-uninitialized

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Fri Nov 11 11:49:48 PST 2016

On Friday, November 11, 2016 9:13:00 AM CET Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 8:44 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
> >
> > Please merge these directly if you are happy with the result.
> I will take this.

Thanks a lot!
> I do see two warnings, but they both seem to be valid and recent,
> though, so I have no issues with the spurious cases.

Ok, both of them should have my fixes coming your way already.

> Warning #1:
>   sound/soc/qcom/lpass-platform.c: In function ‘lpass_platform_pcmops_open’:
>   sound/soc/qcom/lpass-platform.c:83:29: warning: ‘dma_ch’ may be used
> uninitialized in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
>     drvdata->substream[dma_ch] = substream;
>     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^~~~~~~~~~~
> and 'dma_ch' usage there really is crazy and wrong. Broken by
> 022d00ee0b55 ("ASoC: lpass-platform: Fix broken pcm data usage")

Right, the patches crossed here, the bugfix patch that introduced
this came into linux-next over the kernel summit, and the fix I
sent on Tuesday made it into Mark Brown's tree on Wednesday but not
before you pulled alsa tree. It should be fixed the next time you
pull from the alsa tree, the commit is

3b89e4b77ef9 ("ASoC: lpass-platform: initialize dma channel number")
> Warning #2 is not a real bug, but it's reasonable that gcc doesn't
> know that storage_bytes (chip->read_size) has to be 2/4. Again,
> introduced recently by commit 231147ee77f3 ("iio: maxim_thermocouple:
> Align 16 bit big endian value of raw reads"), so you didn't see it.

This is the one I mentioned in the commit message as one that
is fixed in linux-next and that should make it in soon.

>   drivers/iio/temperature/maxim_thermocouple.c: In function
> ‘maxim_thermocouple_read_raw’:
>   drivers/iio/temperature/maxim_thermocouple.c:141:5: warning: ‘ret’
> may be used uninitialized in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
>     if (ret)
>        ^
>   drivers/iio/temperature/maxim_thermocouple.c:128:6: note: ‘ret’ was
> declared here
>     int ret;
>         ^~~
> and I guess that code can just initialize 'ret' to '-EINVAL' or
> something to just make the theoretical "somehow we had a wrong
> chip->read_size" case error out cleanly.

Right, that was my conclusion too. I sent the bugfix on Oct 25
for linux-next but it didn't make it in until this Monday, after
you pulled the patch that introduced it on Oct 29.

The commit in staging-testing is
32cb7d27e65d ("iio: maxim_thermocouple: detect invalid storage size in read()")

Greg and Jonathan, I see now that this is part of the 'iio-for-4.10b'
branch, so I suspect you were not planning to send this before the
merge window. Could you make sure this ends up in v4.9 so we get
a clean build when -Wmaybe-uninitialized gets enabled again?


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