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Date:   Tue,  8 Nov 2016 14:34:34 +0100
From:   Arnd Bergmann <>
To:     David Vrabel <>
Cc:     Arnd Bergmann <>, Wei Liu <>,
        Paul Durrant <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Juergen Gross <>,
        Filipe Manco <>,,,
Subject: [Xen PATCH] xen-netback: fix error handling output

The connect function prints an unintialized error code after an
earlier initialization was removed:

drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c: In function 'connect':
drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c:938:3: error: 'err' may be used uninitialized in this function [-Werror=maybe-uninitialized]

This prints it as -EINVAL instead, which seems to be the most
appropriate error code. Before the patch that caused the warning,
this would print a positive number returned by vsscanf() instead,
which is also wrong. We probably don't need a backport though,
as fixing the warning here should be sufficient.

Fixes: f95842e7a9f2 ("xen: make use of xenbus_read_unsigned() in xen-netback")
Fixes: 8d3d53b3e433 ("xen-netback: Add support for multiple queues")
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
 drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c b/drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c
index 7356e00fac54..bfed79877b8a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c
+++ b/drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c
@@ -935,7 +935,7 @@ static void connect(struct backend_info *be)
 					"multi-queue-num-queues", 1);
 	if (requested_num_queues > xenvif_max_queues) {
 		/* buggy or malicious guest */
-		xenbus_dev_fatal(dev, err,
+		xenbus_dev_fatal(dev, -EINVAL,
 				 "guest requested %u queues, exceeding the maximum of %u.",
 				 requested_num_queues, xenvif_max_queues);

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