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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Silence an uninitialized variable warning
On Wed, Dec 04, 2019 at 09:42:47PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:

> > The current code has this:
> >
> > static int __init syscall_enter_define_fields(struct trace_event_call *call)
> > {
> > struct syscall_trace_enter trace;
> > struct syscall_metadata *meta = call->data;
> > int ret;
> > int i;
> > int offset = offsetof(typeof(trace), args);
> >
> > ret = trace_define_field(call, SYSCALL_FIELD(int, nr, __syscall_nr),
> > FILTER_OTHER);
>
> In linux-next this ret = trace_define_field() assignment is removed.
> That was commit 60fdad00827c ("ftrace: Rework event_create_dir()").

Yep, mea culpa.

> > if (ret)
> > return ret;
> >
> > for (i = 0; i < meta->nb_args; i++) {
> > ret = trace_define_field(call, meta->types[i],
> > meta->args[i], offset,
> > sizeof(unsigned long), 0,
> > FILTER_OTHER);
> > offset += sizeof(unsigned long);
> > }
> >
> > return ret;
> > }
> >
> >
> > How can ret possibly be uninitialized?
>
> I should have written this commit more carefully and verified whether
> meta->nb_args can actually be zero instead of just assuming it was a
> false positive...

Right, I'm thinking this is in fact possible. We have syscalls without
arguments (sys_sched_yield for exmaple).

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