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Date:   Sun, 2 Aug 2020 15:32:08 +0100 (BST)
From:   Jules Irenge <jbi.octave@...il.com>
To:     Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
cc:     Jules Irenge <jbi.octave@...il.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Paul Moore <paul@...l-moore.com>,
        Eric Paris <eparis@...hat.com>,
        "moderated list:AUDIT SUBSYSTEM" <linux-audit@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/4] audit: uninitialize global variable audit_sig_sid



On Sat, 1 Aug 2020, Joe Perches wrote:

> On Sat, 2020-08-01 at 19:46 +0100, Jules Irenge wrote:
> > Checkpatch tool reports an error at variable audit_sig_sid declaration
> []
> > diff --git a/kernel/audit.c b/kernel/audit.c
> []
> > @@ -125,7 +125,7 @@ static u32	audit_backlog_wait_time = AUDIT_BACKLOG_WAIT_TIME;
> >  /* The identity of the user shutting down the audit system. */
> >  kuid_t		audit_sig_uid = INVALID_UID;
> >  pid_t		audit_sig_pid = -1;
> > -u32		audit_sig_sid = 0;
> > +u32		audit_sig_sid;
> 
> All of these are unused outside of audit.c and might as
> well be static and removed from the .h file.
> 

Thanks for reply, I will resend a second version with the recommendation,  
namely make the above static and remove them from the .h file.

Jules

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