Re: [PATCH] tty/serial: Fix uninitialized variable warning

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri Mar 15 2013 - 16:30:21 EST

On Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 09:35:07AM +0800, Grant Likely wrote:
> drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250.c: In function 'serial_unlink_irq_chain':
> drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250.c:1676:19: warning: 'i' may be used uninitialized in this function
> There isn't an actual bug here since the function tests the condition
> that would cause i to be uninitialized before dereferencing i. However,
> at least some versions of GCC complain as shown above. (in my case,
> powerpc gcc 2.5.2). Initializing i to NULL makes it clear to GCC and the
> casual code reviewer that i will not be dereferenced to a random
> address.
> Signed-off-by: Grant Likely <grant.likely@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> Greg, some may argue that this is a tool problem, not a kernel problem,
> but it is useful to me. If anyone objects I'm not going to spend any
> time championing for this patch.

Upgrade your tools to ones that work properly :)

greg k-h
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