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From: Nicolas Iooss <>
To: Matthew Wilcox <>,
	Ross Zwisler <>
	Nicolas Iooss <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] dax: initialize variable pfn before using it
Date: Sun,  3 Sep 2017 10:30:00 +0200
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Function dax_pmd_insert_mapping() contains the following code:

        pfn_t pfn;
        if (bdev_dax_pgoff(bdev, sector, size, &pgoff) != 0)
            goto fallback;
        /* ... */
      trace_dax_pmd_insert_mapping_fallback(inode, vmf, length, pfn, ret);

When the condition in the if statement fails, the function calls
trace_dax_pmd_insert_mapping_fallback() with an uninitialized pfn value.

This issue has been found while building the kernel with clang. The
compiler reported:

    fs/dax.c:1280:6: error: variable 'pfn' is used uninitialized
    whenever 'if' condition is true [-Werror,-Wsometimes-uninitialized]
        if (bdev_dax_pgoff(bdev, sector, size, &pgoff) != 0)
    fs/dax.c:1310:60: note: uninitialized use occurs here
      trace_dax_pmd_insert_mapping_fallback(inode, vmf, length, pfn, ret);

Signed-off-by: Nicolas Iooss <>
 fs/dax.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/dax.c b/fs/dax.c
index ab925dc6647a..20e6d76d6fff 100644
--- a/fs/dax.c
+++ b/fs/dax.c
@@ -1283,7 +1283,7 @@ static int dax_pmd_insert_mapping(struct vm_fault *vmf, struct iomap *iomap,
 	void *ret = NULL, *kaddr;
 	long length = 0;
 	pgoff_t pgoff;
-	pfn_t pfn;
+	pfn_t pfn = {};
 	int id;
 	if (bdev_dax_pgoff(bdev, sector, size, &pgoff) != 0)

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