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Date:   Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:28:07 +0200
From:   Stefan Assmann <>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] i40e: fix uninitialized variable in i40e_set_vsi_promisc

On 12.08.20 19:46, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:39:50 +0200 Stefan Assmann wrote:
>> drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_virtchnl_pf.c: In function ‘i40e_set_vsi_promisc’:
>> drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_virtchnl_pf.c:1176:14: error: ‘aq_ret’ may be used uninitialized in this function [-Werror=maybe-uninitialized]
>>   i40e_status aq_ret;
> What's your compiler? I don't see it on GCC 10.1.

gcc version 8.3.1 20191121 (Red Hat 8.3.1-5) (GCC)

>> In case the code inside the if statement and the for loop does not get
>> executed aq_ret will be uninitialized when the variable gets returned at
>> the end of the function.
> I think it'd be a better fix to make num_vlans unsigned.

Agreed, I'll send a v2 patch later.
Thanks for the review Jakub!


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