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From: Nathan Chancellor <>
To: Michael Ellerman <>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>,
	Paul Mackerras <>,
	Nick Desaulniers <>,,,,
	Nathan Chancellor <>
Subject: [PATCH] powerpc: Avoid clang uninitialized warning in __get_user_size_allowed
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 13:35:18 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Commit 9975f852ce1b ("powerpc/uaccess: Remove calls to __get_user_bad()
and __put_user_bad()") switch to BUILD_BUG() in the default case, which
leaves x uninitialized. This will not be an issue because the build will
be broken in that case but clang does static analysis before it realizes
the default case will be done so it warns about x being uninitialized
(trimmed for brevity):

 In file included from mm/mprotect.c:13:
 In file included from ./include/linux/hugetlb.h:28:
 In file included from ./include/linux/mempolicy.h:16:
 ./include/linux/pagemap.h:772:16: warning: variable '__gu_val' is used
 uninitialized whenever switch default is taken [-Wsometimes-uninitialized]
                 if (unlikely(__get_user(c, uaddr) != 0))
 ./arch/powerpc/include/asm/uaccess.h:266:2: note: expanded from macro '__get_user'
         __get_user_size_allowed(__gu_val, __gu_addr, __gu_size, __gu_err);      \
 ./arch/powerpc/include/asm/uaccess.h:235:2: note: expanded from macro
        default: BUILD_BUG();                                   \

Commit 5cd29b1fd3e8 ("powerpc/uaccess: Use asm goto for get_user when
compiler supports it") added an initialization for x because of the same
reason. Do the same thing here so there is no warning across all
versions of clang.

Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <>
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/uaccess.h | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/uaccess.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/uaccess.h
index a4e791bcd3fe..a09e4240c5b1 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/uaccess.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/uaccess.h
@@ -232,7 +232,7 @@ do {								\
 	case 2: __get_user_asm(x, (u16 __user *)ptr, retval, "lhz"); break;	\
 	case 4: __get_user_asm(x, (u32 __user *)ptr, retval, "lwz"); break;	\
 	case 8: __get_user_asm2(x, (u64 __user *)ptr, retval);  break;	\
-	default: BUILD_BUG();					\
+	default: x = 0; BUILD_BUG();				\
 	}							\
 } while (0)

base-commit: ee6b25fa7c037e42cc5f3b5c024b2a779edab6dd

             reply	other threads:[~2021-04-26 20:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-26 20:35 Nathan Chancellor [this message]
2021-04-27  5:05 ` Christophe Leroy
2021-04-28 21:41   ` Nathan Chancellor
2021-04-29 14:01 ` Michael Ellerman

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