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Date:	Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:55:17 +0100
From:	Mark Brown <>
To:	Guenter Roeck <>
Cc:	Nick Krause <>,
	"open list:SPI SUBSYSTEM" <>,
	open list <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] spi: Initialize variable to prevent uninitialized warning

On Wed, Aug 06, 2014 at 10:22:19PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:

> So if we ever hit that uninitialized case, where bits_per_word is
> neither 8 nor 16, we'll have ops set to NULL and end up wondering
> why the kernel crashes a bit further down in the code. Not really
> sure if that is an improvement.

It's not.  The goal isn't to fix the warning, it's to fix the problem
the compiler is telling you about - initialising to the wrong value is
just as bad as not being initialised at all.

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