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Date:   Sat, 1 Aug 2020 16:21:15 -0400
From:   Paul Moore <paul@...l-moore.com>
To:     Jules Irenge <jbi.octave@...il.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Eric Paris <eparis@...hat.com>,
        "moderated list:AUDIT SUBSYSTEM" <linux-audit@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] audit: uninitialize static variables

On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 2:46 PM Jules Irenge <jbi.octave@...il.com> wrote:
>
> 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(-)

In general this is fine, but it will have to wait until after the
merge window closes.

> 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

-- 
paul moore
www.paul-moore.com

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