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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] RDMA/iwpm: Fix uninitialized error code in iwpm_send_mapinfo()
On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:50:48AM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:26 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven
> <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> > With gcc-4.1.2:
> >
> > drivers/infiniband/core/iwpm_util.c: In function ‘iwpm_send_mapinfo’:
> > drivers/infiniband/core/iwpm_util.c:647: warning: ‘ret’ may be used uninitialized in this function
> >
> > Indeed, if nl_client is not found in any of the scanned has buckets, ret
> > will be used uninitialized.
> >
> > Preinitialize ret to zero to fix this.
> >
> > Fixes: 30dc5e63d6a5ad24 ("RDMA/core: Add support for iWARP Port Mapper user space service")
> > Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
> > ---
> > RFC as I have no idea if this can ever happen, and if yes, what's the
> > correct behavior to handle it:
> > - return 0,
> > - return an error code,
> > - don't send anything,
> > - anything else?
>
> This looks like a reasonable warning. I don't see on my box with any compiler
> version. Do you have a configuration I can use to reproduce it, I'd just like
> to see out of curiosity which other compilers report it.
>
> Looking at one caller (iwpm_mapping_info_cb), it seems that we try to make
> sure that nl_client is valid first by calling iwpm_valid_client(), and returning
> -EINVAL otherwise, so that seems like an appropriate return code if any
> caller forgets to test for iwpm_valid_client() first.

The checks of nl_client are leftovers from RDMA core netlink refactoring
work. The call to iwpm_mapping_info_cb() can occur only if core checked
and identified this client as safe.

Thanks

>
> Arnd
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