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Date:   Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:46:55 +0000 (UTC)
From:   Kalle Valo <>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:     Kalle Valo <>,
        Stanislav Yakovlev <>,
        Jouni Malinen <>,
        Johannes Berg <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,,,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,
Subject: Re: wireless: fix bogus maybe-uninitialized warning

Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
> The hostap_80211_rx() function is supposed to set up the mac addresses
> for four possible cases, based on two bits of input data. For
> some reason, gcc decides that it's possible that none of the these
> four cases apply and the addresses remain uninitialized:
> drivers/net/wireless/intersil/hostap/hostap_80211_rx.c: In function ‘hostap_80211_rx’:
> arch/x86/include/asm/string_32.h:77:14: warning: ‘src’ may be used uninitialized in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
> drivers/net/wireless/intel/ipw2x00/libipw_rx.c: In function ‘libipw_rx’:
> arch/x86/include/asm/string_32.h:77:14: error: ‘dst’ may be used uninitialized in this function [-Werror=maybe-uninitialized]
> arch/x86/include/asm/string_32.h:78:22: error: ‘*((void *)&dst+4)’ may be used uninitialized in this function [-Werror=maybe-uninitialized]
> This warning is clearly nonsense, but changing the last case into
> 'default' makes it obvious to the compiler too, which avoids the
> warning and probably leads to better object code too.
> The same code is duplicated several times in the kernel, so this
> patch uses the same workaround for all copies. The exact configuration
> was hit only very rarely in randconfig builds and I only saw it
> in three drivers, but I assume that all of them are potentially
> affected, and it's better to keep the code consistent.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>

Patch applied to wireless-drivers-next.git, thanks.

10f3366b4d89 wireless: fix bogus maybe-uninitialized warning


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