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Date:   Fri, 19 Jun 2020 20:29:57 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <>
Cc:     Kees Cook <>,
        Nick Desaulniers <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>,
        Miguel Ojeda <>,
        Alexander Potapenko <>,
        Joe Perches <>,
        Andy Whitcroft <>,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: [PATCH v2 06/16] ide: 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/ide/ide-taskfile.c:232:34: warning: unused variable 'flags' [-Wunused-variable]
        unsigned long uninitialized_var(flags);


Fixes: ce1e518190ea ("ide: don't disable interrupts during kmap_atomic()")
Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
 drivers/ide/ide-taskfile.c | 1 -
 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/ide/ide-taskfile.c b/drivers/ide/ide-taskfile.c
index aab6a10435b6..a26f85ab58a9 100644
--- a/drivers/ide/ide-taskfile.c
+++ b/drivers/ide/ide-taskfile.c
@@ -229,7 +229,6 @@ void ide_pio_bytes(ide_drive_t *drive, struct ide_cmd *cmd,
 	ide_hwif_t *hwif = drive->hwif;
 	struct scatterlist *sg = hwif->sg_table;
 	struct scatterlist *cursg = cmd->cursg;
-	unsigned long uninitialized_var(flags);
 	struct page *page;
 	unsigned int offset;
 	u8 *buf;

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