CC      kernel/futex.o
kernel/futex.c: In function 'do_futex':
kernel/futex.c:1676:17: warning: 'oldval' may be used uninitialized in this 
function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
   return oldval == cmparg;
kernel/futex.c:1651:6: note: 'oldval' was declared here
  int oldval, ret;

This is because arch_futex_atomic_op_inuser() only sets *oval
if ret is NUL and GCC doesn't see that it will use it only when
ret is NUL.

Anyway, the non-NUL ret path is an error path that won't suffer from
setting *oval, and as *oval is a local var in futex_atomic_op_inuser()
it will have no impact.

Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <>
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/futex.h | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/futex.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/futex.h
index 3a6aa57b9d90..eea28ca679db 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/futex.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/futex.h
@@ -60,8 +60,7 @@ static inline int arch_futex_atomic_op_inuser(int op, int 
oparg, int *oval,
-       if (!ret)
-               *oval = oldval;
+       *oval = oldval;
        prevent_write_to_user(uaddr, sizeof(*uaddr));
        return ret;

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