On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 12:13:37AM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> The newly introduced soc_pcmcia_regulator_set() function sometimes returns
> without setting its return code, as shown by this warning:
> drivers/pcmcia/soc_common.c: In function 'soc_pcmcia_regulator_set':
> drivers/pcmcia/soc_common.c:112:5: error: 'ret' may be used uninitialized in 
> this function [-Werror=maybe-uninitialized]
> This changes it to propagate the regulator_disable() result instead.

I guess this is the problem with the stupid patch which silences this
warning - I don't see this warning here.

Having this warning disabled means that _real_ coding errors end up
making their way into the kernel (yes, this should be an error, this
is not a warning, because the value of 'ret' is completely undefined,
and therefore the behaviour of the following code is undefined.)

With the warning silenced, it means that such errors are undetectable.
I knew nothing about this until I received this patch, and I always
check that the code I send is warning-free on the GCC I'm using.

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