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Date:   Fri, 19 Jun 2020 20:29:59 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <>
Cc:     Kees Cook <>,
        Nick Desaulniers <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>,
        Miguel Ojeda <>,
        Alexander Potapenko <>,
        Joe Perches <>,
        Andy Whitcroft <>,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: [PATCH v2 08/16] spi: davinci: Remove uninitialized_var() usage

Using uninitialized_var() is dangerous as it papers over real bugs[1]
(or can in the future), and suppresses unrelated compiler warnings (e.g.
"unused variable"). If the compiler thinks it is uninitialized, either
simply initialize the variable or make compiler changes. As a precursor
to removing[2] this[3] macro[4], just remove this variable since it was
actually unused:

drivers/spi/spi-davinci.c: In function ‘davinci_spi_bufs’:
drivers/spi/spi-davinci.c:579:11: warning: unused variable ‘rx_buf_count’ [-Wunused-variable]
  579 |  unsigned rx_buf_count;
      |           ^~~~~~~~~~~~


Fixes: 048177ce3b39 ("spi: spi-davinci: convert to DMA engine API")
Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
 drivers/spi/spi-davinci.c | 1 -
 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/spi/spi-davinci.c b/drivers/spi/spi-davinci.c
index f71c497393a6..f50c0c79cbdf 100644
--- a/drivers/spi/spi-davinci.c
+++ b/drivers/spi/spi-davinci.c
@@ -576,7 +576,6 @@ static int davinci_spi_bufs(struct spi_device *spi, struct spi_transfer *t)
 	u32 errors = 0;
 	struct davinci_spi_config *spicfg;
 	struct davinci_spi_platform_data *pdata;
-	unsigned uninitialized_var(rx_buf_count);
 	dspi = spi_master_get_devdata(spi->master);
 	pdata = &dspi->pdata;

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