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Date:   Tue, 5 May 2020 10:12:45 -0400
From:   Peter Xu <>
To:     Sean Christopherson <>
        Paolo Bonzini <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] KVM: Fix a warning in __kvm_gfn_to_hva_cache_init()

On Mon, May 04, 2020 at 06:39:29PM -0700, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> On Mon, May 04, 2020 at 03:05:26PM -0400, Peter Xu wrote:
> > GCC 10.0.1 gives me this warning when building KVM:
> > 
> >   warning: ‘nr_pages_avail’ may be used uninitialized in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
> >   2442 |  for ( ; start_gfn <= end_gfn; start_gfn += nr_pages_avail) {
> > 
> > It should not happen, but silent it.
> Heh, third times a charm?  This has been reported and proposed twice
> before[1][2].  Are you using any custom compiler flags?  E.g. -O3 is known
> to cause false positives with -Wmaybe-uninitialized.

No, what I did was only upgrading to Fedora 32 (which will auto-upgrade GCC),
so it should be using the default params of whatever provided.

> If we do end up killing this warning, I'd still prefer to use
> uninitialized_var() over zero-initializing the variable.
> [1]
> [2]

OK, I didn't know this is a known problem and discussions going on.  But I
guess it would be good to address this sooner because it could become a common
warning very soon after people upgrades gcc.


Peter Xu

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