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Date:   Sat, 29 Aug 2020 23:13:27 +0300
From:   Denis Efremov <>
To:     Julia Lawall <>, Joe Perches <>
        Kees Cook <>,
        "Gustavo A . R . Silva" <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] coccinelle: misc: add uninitialized_var.cocci script

On 8/29/20 10:48 PM, Julia Lawall wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Aug 2020, Joe Perches wrote:
>> On Sat, 2020-08-29 at 21:36 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
>>> On Wed, 12 Aug 2020, Denis Efremov wrote:
>>>> Commit 63a0895d960a ("compiler: Remove uninitialized_var() macro") and
>>>> commit 4b19bec97c88 ("docs: deprecated.rst: Add uninitialized_var()")
>>>> removed uninitialized_var() and deprecated it.
>>>> The purpose of this script is to prevent new occurrences of open-coded
>>>> variants of uninitialized_var().
>>>> Cc: Kees Cook <>
>>>> Cc: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Denis Efremov <>
>>> Applied, without the commented out part.
>>> I only got three warnings, though.  Perhaps the others have been fixed?
>> uninitialized_var does not exist in -next

Yes, and this rule checks for not introducing these initializations once again.

i.e, checks for: 

int a = a;

int a = *(&a);

> OK, if it seems better, I can remove it.  Out of the threee reported, one
> was a completely unnecessary initialization.

I would like send v2 with better description and link to the documentation because it's
now available online:


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