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SubjectRe: [PATCH] dmaengine: Fix access to uninitialized dma_slave_caps
On 05-12-19, 12:54, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> dmaengine_desc_set_reuse() allocates a struct dma_slave_caps on the
> stack, populates it using dma_get_slave_caps() and then accesses one
> of its members.
>
> However dma_get_slave_caps() may fail and this isn't accounted for,
> leading to a legitimate warning of gcc-4.9 (but not newer versions):
>
> In file included from drivers/spi/spi-bcm2835.c:19:0:
> drivers/spi/spi-bcm2835.c: In function 'dmaengine_desc_set_reuse':
> >> include/linux/dmaengine.h:1370:10: warning: 'caps.descriptor_reuse' is used uninitialized in this function [-Wuninitialized]
> if (caps.descriptor_reuse) {
>
> Fix it, thereby also silencing the gcc-4.9 warning.
>
> The issue has been present for 4 years but surfaces only now that
> the first caller of dmaengine_desc_set_reuse() has been added in
> spi-bcm2835.c. Another user of reusable DMA descriptors has existed
> for a while in pxa_camera.c, but it sets the DMA_CTRL_REUSE flag
> directly instead of calling dmaengine_desc_set_reuse(). Nevertheless,
> tag this commit for stable in case there are out-of-tree users.

Applied, thanks

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~Vinod

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