Re: [GIT PULL] gcc-plugins updates for v4.13-rc1

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Jul 05 2017 - 17:56:07 EST

On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 2:48 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This particular example should be handled by
> scripts/gcc-plugins/structleak_plugin.c, right?

.. probably. But we have a ton of other uses that just pass in
"result" pointers (not structs), which admittedly don't have the
padding issue, but do have the exact same issue otherwise.

We have those random "initialize to zero by hand", and I wouldn't
actually worry about most of the common cases. KASAN will find them

It tends to be the random odd ioctl-like things that nobody finds
because it's only uninitialized for some silly error case that never
triggers (or some unusual driver that needs to be loaded).