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Date:   Sat,  1 Aug 2020 19:46:02 +0100
From:   Jules Irenge <jbi.octave@...il.com>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Jules Irenge <jbi.octave@...il.com>,
        Paul Moore <paul@...l-moore.com>,
        Eric Paris <eparis@...hat.com>,
        linux-audit@...hat.com (moderated list:AUDIT SUBSYSTEM)
Subject: [PATCH 3/4] audit: uninitialize static variables

Checkpatch tool reports an error at variable declaration

"ERROR: do not initialise statics to 0"

This is due to the fact that these variables are stored in the buffer
In the .bss section, one can not set an initial value
Here we can trust the compiler to automatically set them to zero.
The variable has since been uninitialized.

Signed-off-by: Jules Irenge <jbi.octave@...il.com>
---
 kernel/audit.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/audit.c b/kernel/audit.c
index 7b1a38a211a9..7d79ecb58b01 100644
--- a/kernel/audit.c
+++ b/kernel/audit.c
@@ -311,8 +311,8 @@ void audit_panic(const char *message)
 
 static inline int audit_rate_check(void)
 {
-	static unsigned long	last_check = 0;
-	static int		messages   = 0;
+	static unsigned long	last_check;
+	static int		messages;
 	static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(lock);
 	unsigned long		flags;
 	unsigned long		now;
@@ -348,7 +348,7 @@ static inline int audit_rate_check(void)
 */
 void audit_log_lost(const char *message)
 {
-	static unsigned long	last_msg = 0;
+	static unsigned long	last_msg;
 	static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(lock);
 	unsigned long		flags;
 	unsigned long		now;
@@ -713,7 +713,7 @@ static int kauditd_send_queue(struct sock *sk, u32 portid,
 {
 	int rc = 0;
 	struct sk_buff *skb;
-	static unsigned int failed = 0;
+	static unsigned int failed;
 
 	/* NOTE: kauditd_thread takes care of all our locking, we just use
 	 *       the netlink info passed to us (e.g. sk and portid) */
-- 
2.26.2

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