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From: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Miguel Ojeda <miguel.ojeda.sandonis@gmail.com>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 01/16] docs: deprecated.rst: Add uninitialized_var()
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:59:54 -0700
Message-ID: <CAKwvOd=a+aSb5Scg=jD-jDfvnKJjOCVQ8CidgEo-39g2b2z-3A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200620033007.1444705-2-keescook@chromium.org>

On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 8:30 PM Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> Nothing should be using this macro, and the entire idea of tricking the
> compiler into silencing such warnings is a mistake.
>
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>

Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>

> ---
>  Documentation/process/deprecated.rst | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst b/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
> index 652e2aa02a66..943a926ecbbb 100644
> --- a/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
> @@ -51,6 +51,24 @@ to make sure their systems do not continue running in the face of
>  "unreachable" conditions. (For example, see commits like `this one
>  <https://git.kernel.org/linus/d4689846881d160a4d12a514e991a740bcb5d65a>`_.)
>
> +uninitialized_var()
> +-------------------
> +For any compiler warnings about uninitialized variables, just add
> +an initializer. Using the uninitialized_var() macro (or similar
> +warning-silencing tricks) is dangerous as it papers over `real bugs
> +<https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200603174714.192027-1-glider@google.com/>`_
> +(or can in the future), and suppresses unrelated compiler warnings
> +(e.g. "unused variable"). If the compiler thinks it is uninitialized,
> +either simply initialize the variable or make compiler changes. Keep in
> +mind that in most cases, if an initialization is obviously redundant,
> +the compiler's dead-store elimination pass will make sure there are no
> +needless variable writes.
> +
> +As Linus has said, this macro
> +`must <https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFw+Vbj0i=1TGqCR5vQkCzWJ0QxK6CernOU6eedsudAixw@mail.gmail.com/>`_
> +`be <https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFwgbgqhbp1fkxvRKEpzyR5J8n1vKT1VZdz9knmPuXhOeg@mail.gmail.com/>`_
> +`removed <https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFz2500WfbKXAx8s67wrm9=yVJu65TpLgN_ybYNv0VEOKA@mail.gmail.com/>`_.
> +
>  open-coded arithmetic in allocator arguments
>  --------------------------------------------
>  Dynamic size calculations (especially multiplication) should not be
> --
> 2.25.1
>
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-- 
Thanks,
~Nick Desaulniers

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Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-20  3:29 [PATCH v2 00/16] Remove uninitialized_var() macro Kees Cook
2020-06-20  3:29 ` [PATCH v2 01/16] docs: deprecated.rst: Add uninitialized_var() Kees Cook
2020-06-22 16:59   ` Nick Desaulniers [this message]
2020-06-20  3:29 ` [PATCH v2 02/16] x86/mm/numa: Remove uninitialized_var() usage Kees Cook
2020-06-20  3:29 ` [PATCH v2 03/16] drbd: " Kees Cook
2020-06-20  3:29 ` [PATCH v2 04/16] b43: " Kees Cook
2020-06-22 17:04   ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-06-22 21:04     ` Kees Cook
2020-06-23 18:29       ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-07-15 10:37   ` Kalle Valo
2020-06-20  3:29 ` [PATCH v2 05/16] rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: " Kees Cook
2020-06-20  3:29 ` [PATCH v2 06/16] ide: " Kees Cook
2020-06-20  3:29 ` [PATCH v2 07/16] clk: st: " Kees Cook
2020-06-22  9:03   ` Stephen Boyd
2020-06-20  3:29 ` [PATCH v2 08/16] spi: davinci: " Kees Cook
2020-07-01 20:39   ` Mark Brown
2020-07-02 15:21     ` Kees Cook
2020-07-02 15:23       ` Mark Brown
2020-07-02 15:42         ` Kees Cook
2020-07-02 16:23           ` Joe Perches
2020-06-20  3:30 ` [PATCH v2 09/16] clk: spear: " Kees Cook
2020-06-22  9:03   ` Stephen Boyd
2020-06-20  3:30 ` [PATCH v2 10/16] KVM: PPC: Book3S PR: " Kees Cook
2020-06-22 17:22   ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-06-20  3:30 ` [PATCH v2 11/16] media: sur40: " Kees Cook
2020-06-22 18:39   ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-06-20  3:30 ` [PATCH v2 12/16] f2fs: Eliminate usage of uninitialized_var() macro Kees Cook
2020-06-20  3:30 ` [PATCH v2 14/16] checkpatch: Remove awareness " Kees Cook
2020-06-20  3:30 ` [PATCH v2 15/16] treewide: Remove uninitialized_var() usage Kees Cook
2020-06-20  3:30 ` [PATCH v2 16/16] compiler: Remove uninitialized_var() macro Kees Cook
2020-06-20  3:30 ` [PATCH v2 13/16] mm/debug_vm_pgtable: Remove uninitialized_var() usage Kees Cook
2020-06-22 17:27   ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-06-20  7:03 ` [PATCH v2 00/16] Remove uninitialized_var() macro Sedat Dilek
2020-06-20 15:57   ` Kees Cook
2020-06-22  9:07     ` Sedat Dilek

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