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authorKees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>2020-06-03 13:09:38 -0700
committerKees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>2020-07-16 12:35:15 -0700
commit3f649ab728cda8038259d8f14492fe400fbab911 (patch)
treed1552706b153fa98d4c9e99eb2d64913fda5e014 /kernel/audit.c
parentd8b44b58a7073b4d74b3394131eb449e8469396b (diff)
treewide: Remove uninitialized_var() usage
Using uninitialized_var() is dangerous as it papers over real bugs[1] (or can in the future), and suppresses unrelated compiler warnings (e.g. "unused variable"). If the compiler thinks it is uninitialized, either simply initialize the variable or make compiler changes. In preparation for removing[2] the[3] macro[4], remove all remaining needless uses with the following script: git grep '\buninitialized_var\b' | cut -d: -f1 | sort -u | \ xargs perl -pi -e \ 's/\buninitialized_var\(([^\)]+)\)/\1/g; s:\s*/\* (GCC be quiet|to make compiler happy) \*/$::g;' drivers/video/fbdev/riva/riva_hw.c was manually tweaked to avoid pathological white-space. No outstanding warnings were found building allmodconfig with GCC 9.3.0 for x86_64, i386, arm64, arm, powerpc, powerpc64le, s390x, mips, sparc64, alpha, and m68k. [1] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200603174714.192027-1-glider@google.com/ [2] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFw+Vbj0i=1TGqCR5vQkCzWJ0QxK6CernOU6eedsudAixw@mail.gmail.com/ [3] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFwgbgqhbp1fkxvRKEpzyR5J8n1vKT1VZdz9knmPuXhOeg@mail.gmail.com/ [4] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFz2500WfbKXAx8s67wrm9=yVJu65TpLgN_ybYNv0VEOKA@mail.gmail.com/ Reviewed-by: Leon Romanovsky <leonro@mellanox.com> # drivers/infiniband and mlx4/mlx5 Acked-by: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@mellanox.com> # IB Acked-by: Kalle Valo <kvalo@codeaurora.org> # wireless drivers Reviewed-by: Chao Yu <yuchao0@huawei.com> # erofs Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/audit.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/audit.c b/kernel/audit.c
index 8c201f414226..ec38479f9228 100644
--- a/kernel/audit.c
+++ b/kernel/audit.c
@@ -1800,7 +1800,7 @@ struct audit_buffer *audit_log_start(struct audit_context *ctx, gfp_t gfp_mask,
struct audit_buffer *ab;
struct timespec64 t;
- unsigned int uninitialized_var(serial);
+ unsigned int serial;
if (audit_initialized != AUDIT_INITIALIZED)
return NULL;

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