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Date:   Tue, 5 May 2020 10:12:45 -0400
From:   Peter Xu <peterx@...hat.com>
To:     Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@...el.com>
Cc:     kvm@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>
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] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200218184756.242904-1-oupton@google.com
> [2] https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207173

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.

Thanks,

-- 
Peter Xu

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