Re: [PATCH] gpiolib: of: reset name variable in of_gpiochip_add_hog

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Wed Aug 05 2020 - 15:22:36 EST

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your patch!

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 3:42 PM <trix@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Tom Rix <trix@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Clang static analysis reports this error
> gpiolib-of.c:664:9: warning: 2nd function call argument
> is an uninitialized value [core.CallAndMessage]
> ret = gpiod_hog(desc, name, lflags, dflags);
> name is sometimes set by of_parse_own_gpio
> name is always used by gpiod_hog

This is a false-positive: gpiod_hog() is only called if
of_parse_own_gpio() returned success, in which case it has filled in the
name output parameter.

> So it is necessary to reset name so an old value is
> not mistakenly used by gpiod_hog.

Hence this is not needed.

> Fixes: bc21077e084b ("gpio: of: Extract of_gpiochip_add_hog()")

This is not the commit that introduced the "bug".

> Signed-off-by: Tom Rix <trix@xxxxxxxxxx>

> --- a/drivers/gpio/gpiolib-of.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpio/gpiolib-of.c
> @@ -657,6 +657,7 @@ static int of_gpiochip_add_hog(struct gpio_chip *chip, struct device_node *hog)
> int ret;
> for (i = 0;; i++) {
> + name = NULL;
> desc = of_parse_own_gpio(hog, chip, i, &name, &lflags, &dflags);
> if (IS_ERR(desc))
> break;



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