Hi Christoph,

On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 2:08 PM, Christoph Hellwig <h...@infradead.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 12:16:44PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> with gcc 4.1.2:
>>     fs/xfs/xfs_reflink.c: In function ‘xfs_reflink_reserve_cow_range’:
>>     fs/xfs/xfs_reflink.c:327: warning: ‘error’ may be used uninitialized in 
>> this function
>> Indeed, if "count" is zero, the function will return an uninitialized
>> error value.
>> While "count" is unlikely to be zero, this function is called through
>> the public iomap API. Hence fix this by preinitializing error to zero.
> The iomap API should never call in with a zero count, but I think the
> initialization is a fine safety net anyway:

Exactly my thought.

> Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <h...@lst.de>


> Btw, what compiler did you get this from?  I haven't seen it, but then
> again I recently missed a lot of initializers without compiler warnings,
> so either something changed in the Debian stable gcc or our build
> system recently..

m68k-linux-gnu-gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.1-21)

Stoneage, but it did find 4 real bugs introduced in v4.9-rc1...



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