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Date:   Wed, 22 May 2019 18:38:59 -0700
From:   Nathan Chancellor <>
To:     Don Brace <>
Cc:     "James E.J. Bottomley" <>,
        "Martin K. Petersen" <>,,,,
        Nick Desaulniers <>,,
        Nathan Chancellor <>
Subject: [PATCH] scsi: hpsa: Avoid using dev uninitialized in hpsa_eh_device_reset_handler

Clang warns:

drivers/scsi/hpsa.c:5964:6: warning: variable 'dev' is used
uninitialized whenever 'if' condition is true
        if (lockup_detected(h)) {
drivers/scsi/hpsa.c:6042:6: note: uninitialized use occurs here
        if (dev)
drivers/scsi/hpsa.c:5964:2: note: remove the 'if' if its condition is
always false
        if (lockup_detected(h)) {
drivers/scsi/hpsa.c:5950:29: note: initialize the variable 'dev' to
silence this warning
        struct hpsa_scsi_dev_t *dev;
                                    = NULL
1 warning generated.

dev is potentially used uninitialized in the return_reset_status block
for a NULL check if the first 'if (lockup_detected(h))' is taken, as
dev is initialized right after that block. Initialize dev to NULL in
its declaration so that it can be safely checked within the
return_reset_status block.

Fixes: 14991a5bade5 ("scsi: hpsa: correct device resets")
Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <>
 drivers/scsi/hpsa.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/scsi/hpsa.c b/drivers/scsi/hpsa.c
index c560a4532733..ac8338b0571b 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/hpsa.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/hpsa.c
@@ -5947,7 +5947,7 @@ static int hpsa_eh_device_reset_handler(struct scsi_cmnd *scsicmd)
 	int rc = SUCCESS;
 	int i;
 	struct ctlr_info *h;
-	struct hpsa_scsi_dev_t *dev;
+	struct hpsa_scsi_dev_t *dev = NULL;
 	u8 reset_type;
 	char msg[48];
 	unsigned long flags;

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