[PATCH 47/72] block: avoid using uninitialized value in from queue_var_store

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Thu Apr 18 09:16:32 UTC 2013 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>

commit c678ef5286ddb5cf70384ad5af286b0afc9b73e1 upstream.

As found by gcc-4.8, the QUEUE_SYSFS_BIT_FNS macro creates functions
that use a value generated by queue_var_store independent of whether
that value was set or not.

block/blk-sysfs.c: In function 'queue_store_nonrot':
block/blk-sysfs.c:244:385: warning: 'val' may be used uninitialized in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]

Unlike most other such warnings, this one is not a false positive,
writing any non-number string into the sysfs files indeed has
an undefined result, rather than returning an error.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe at kernel.dk>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 block/blk-sysfs.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/block/blk-sysfs.c b/block/blk-sysfs.c
index be7edfc..b3e5ad0 100644
--- a/block/blk-sysfs.c
+++ b/block/blk-sysfs.c
@@ -201,6 +201,8 @@ queue_store_##name(struct request_queue *q, const char *page, size_t count) \
 	unsigned long val;						\
 	ssize_t ret;							\
 	ret = queue_var_store(&val, page, count);			\
+	if (ret < 0)							\
+		 return ret;						\
 	if (neg)							\
 		val = !val;						\

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