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Date:   Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:37:01 +0000 (UTC)
From:   Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>
To:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, 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: Re: [PATCH v2 04/16] b43: Remove uninitialized_var() usage

Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> wrote:

> 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.
> No later NULL deref is possible due to the early returns outside of the
> (phy->rev >= 7 && phy->rev < 19) case, which explicitly tests for 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: 58619b14d106 ("b43: move under broadcom vendor directory")
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
> Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>

2 patches applied to wireless-drivers-next.git, thanks.

800e7a205a0f b43: Remove uninitialized_var() usage
f8279dad4e36 rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Remove uninitialized_var() usage

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https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/11615573/

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/developers/documentation/submittingpatches

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