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From: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>
To: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>,
	Paul Cercueil <paul@crapouillou.net>
Cc: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>,
	linux-gpio@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] pinctrl: ingenic: Make unreachable path more robust
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:52:13 -0800
Message-ID: <4fe47436-85b1-ff2e-6247-c8c599fe1dd3@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <73f0c9915473d9e4b3681fb5cc55144291a43192.1581698101.git.jpoimboe@redhat.com>

On 2/14/20 8:37 AM, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> In the second loop of ingenic_pinconf_set(), it annotates the switch
> default case as unreachable().  The annotation is technically correct,
> because that same case would have resulted in an early return in the
> previous loop.
> 
> However, if a bug were to get introduced later, for example if an
> additional case were added to the first loop without adjusting the
> second loop, it would result in nasty undefined behavior: most likely
> the function's generated code would fall through to the next function.
> 
> Another issue is that, while objtool normally understands unreachable()
> annotations, there's one special case where it doesn't: when the
> annotation occurs immediately after a 'ret' instruction.  That happens
> to be the case here because unreachable() is immediately before the
> return.
> 
> So change the unreachable() to BUG() so that the unreachable code, if
> ever executed, would panic instead of introducing undefined behavior.
> This also makes objtool happy.
> 
> This fixes the following objtool warning:
> 
>   drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-ingenic.o: warning: objtool: ingenic_pinconf_set() falls through to next function ingenic_pinconf_group_set()
> 
> Reported-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>
> Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>

Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org> # build-tested

Thanks.

> ---
>  drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-ingenic.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-ingenic.c b/drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-ingenic.c
> index 96f04d121ebd..6b61ac6cd4d2 100644
> --- a/drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-ingenic.c
> +++ b/drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-ingenic.c
> @@ -2158,7 +2158,7 @@ static int ingenic_pinconf_set(struct pinctrl_dev *pctldev, unsigned int pin,
>  			break;
>  
>  		default:
> -			unreachable();
> +			BUG();
>  		}
>  	}
>  
> 

-- 
~Randy


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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-14 16:37 Josh Poimboeuf
2020-02-14 19:02 ` Paul Cercueil
2020-02-14 20:37   ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-02-15  2:37     ` Paul Cercueil
2020-02-17 15:18       ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-02-20  1:36         ` Paul Cercueil
2020-02-14 21:52 ` Randy Dunlap [this message]

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