[PATCH] n_tty: Distribute switch variables for initialization

From: Kees Cook
Date: Thu Feb 20 2020 - 01:23:21 EST

Variables declared in a switch statement before any case statements
cannot be automatically initialized with compiler instrumentation (as
they are not part of any execution flow). With GCC's proposed automatic
stack variable initialization feature, this triggers a warning (and they
don't get initialized). Clang's automatic stack variable initialization
(via CONFIG_INIT_STACK_ALL=y) doesn't throw a warning, but it also
doesn't initialize such variables[1]. Note that these warnings (or silent
skipping) happen before the dead-store elimination optimization phase,
so even when the automatic initializations are later elided in favor of
direct initializations, the warnings remain.

To avoid these problems, move such variables into the "case" where
they're used or lift them up into the main function body.

drivers/tty/n_tty.c: In function â__process_echoesâ:
drivers/tty/n_tty.c:657:18: warning: statement will never be executed [-Wswitch-unreachable]
657 | unsigned int num_chars, num_bs;
| ^~~~~~~~~

[1] https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44916

Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/tty/n_tty.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/n_tty.c b/drivers/tty/n_tty.c
index f9c584244f72..1d1a398f4981 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/n_tty.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/n_tty.c
@@ -654,9 +654,9 @@ static size_t __process_echoes(struct tty_struct *tty)
op = echo_buf(ldata, tail + 1);

switch (op) {
unsigned int num_chars, num_bs;

if (MASK(ldata->echo_commit) == MASK(tail + 2))
goto not_yet_stored;
num_chars = echo_buf(ldata, tail + 2);
@@ -687,7 +687,7 @@ static size_t __process_echoes(struct tty_struct *tty)
tail += 3;
+ }
ldata->canon_column = ldata->column;
tail += 2;