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Date:   Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:42:58 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] rocker: fix Wmaybe-uninitialized false-positive

From: Arnd Bergmann <>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:11:18 +0200

> gcc-7 reports a warning that earlier versions did not have:
> drivers/net/ethernet/rocker/rocker_ofdpa.c: In function 'ofdpa_port_stp_update':
> arch/x86/include/asm/string_32.h:79:22: error: '*((void *)&prev_ctrls+4)' may be used uninitialized in this function [-Werror=maybe-uninitialized]
>    *((short *)to + 2) = *((short *)from + 2);
>    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> drivers/net/ethernet/rocker/rocker_ofdpa.c:2218:7: note: '*((void *)&prev_ctrls+4)' was declared here
> This is clearly a variation of the warning about 'prev_state' that
> was shut up using uninitialized_var().
> We can slightly simplify the code and get rid of the warning by unconditionally
> saving the prev_state and prev_ctrls variables. The inlined memcpy is not
> particularly expensive here, as it just has to read five bytes from one or
> two cache lines.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>

Applied, thank you.

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