Re: [PATCH] hwrng: stm32 - fix build warning

From: Sudip Mukherjee
Date: Wed May 25 2016 - 02:35:29 EST

On Tuesday 24 May 2016 02:05 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
On Monday, May 23, 2016 6:14:08 PM CEST Sudip Mukherjee wrote:
We have been getting build warning about:
drivers/char/hw_random/stm32-rng.c: In function 'stm32_rng_read':
drivers/char/hw_random/stm32-rng.c:82:19: warning: 'sr' may be used
uninitialized in this function

On checking the code it turns out that sr can never be used
uninitialized as sr is getting initialized in the while loop and while
loop will always execute as the minimum value of max can be 32.
So just initialize sr to 0 while declaring it to silence the compiler.

Signed-off-by: Sudip Mukherjee <sudip.mukherjee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I notice that you are using a really old compiler. While this warning
seems to be valid in the sense that the compiler should figure out that
the variable might be used uninitialized, please update your toolchain
before reporting other such problems, as gcc-4.6 had a lot more false
positives that newer ones (5.x or 6.x) have.

yes, i need to upgrade gcc in my travis bot. But in my local system I am having gcc-4.8.4 and there also I am having this error and i am sure 4.8.4 is still being used by many people.