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SubjectRe: [PATCH][next] io_uring: ensure variable ret is initialized to zero
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On 26/09/2019 13.42, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 9/26/19 1:33 PM, Dan Carpenter wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 11:56:30AM +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>> On 9/26/19 11:50 AM, Colin King wrote:
>>>> From: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>
>>>>
>>>> In the case where sig is NULL the error variable ret is not initialized
>>>> and may contain a garbage value on the final checks to see if ret is
>>>> -ERESTARTSYS. Best to initialize ret to zero before the do loop to
>>>> ensure the ret does not accidentially contain -ERESTARTSYS before the
>>>> loop.
>>>
>>> Oops, weird it didn't complain. I've folded in this fix, as that commit
>>> isn't upstream yet. Thanks!
>>
>> There is a bug in GCC where at certain optimization levels, instead of
>> complaining, it initializes it to zero.
>
> That's awfully nice of it ;-)
>
> Tried with -O0 and still didn't complain for me.
>
> $ gcc --version
> gcc (Ubuntu 9.1.0-2ubuntu2~18.04) 9.1.0
>
> Tried gcc 5/6/7/8 as well. Might have to go look at what code it's
> generating.
>

I think it's essentially the same as
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CAHk-=whP-9yPAWuJDwA6+rQ-9owuYZgmrMA9AqO3EGJVefe8vg@mail.gmail.com/
(thread "tmpfs: fix uninitialized return value in shmem_link").

Rasmus

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