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Date:   Fri, 19 Jun 2020 20:30:07 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Miguel Ojeda <miguel.ojeda.sandonis@...il.com>,
        Alexander Potapenko <glider@...gle.com>,
        Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
        Andy Whitcroft <apw@...onical.com>, x86@...nel.org,
        drbd-dev@...ts.linbit.com, linux-block@...r.kernel.org,
        b43-dev@...ts.infradead.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-doc@...r.kernel.org, linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-ide@...r.kernel.org, linux-clk@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-spi@...r.kernel.org, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        clang-built-linux@...glegroups.com
Subject: [PATCH v2 13/16] mm/debug_vm_pgtable: 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 initialize this variable to NULL.

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200603174714.192027-1-glider@google.com/
[2] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFw+Vbj0i=1TGqCR5vQkCzWJ0QxK6CernOU6eedsudAixw@mail.gmail.com/
[3] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFwgbgqhbp1fkxvRKEpzyR5J8n1vKT1VZdz9knmPuXhOeg@mail.gmail.com/
[4] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFz2500WfbKXAx8s67wrm9=yVJu65TpLgN_ybYNv0VEOKA@mail.gmail.com/

Fixes: 399145f9eb6c ("mm/debug: add tests validating architecture page table helpers")
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
---
 mm/debug_vm_pgtable.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/debug_vm_pgtable.c b/mm/debug_vm_pgtable.c
index e45623016aea..83c9e88a052a 100644
--- a/mm/debug_vm_pgtable.c
+++ b/mm/debug_vm_pgtable.c
@@ -307,7 +307,7 @@ static int __init debug_vm_pgtable(void)
 	phys_addr_t paddr;
 	unsigned long vaddr, pte_aligned, pmd_aligned;
 	unsigned long pud_aligned, p4d_aligned, pgd_aligned;
-	spinlock_t *uninitialized_var(ptl);
+	spinlock_t *ptl = NULL;
 
 	pr_info("Validating architecture page table helpers\n");
 	prot = vm_get_page_prot(VMFLAGS);
-- 
2.25.1

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