Re: [PATCH next v2 1/2] dump_stack: move cpu lock to printk.c

From: John Ogness
Date: Thu Jun 10 2021 - 09:26:24 EST

On 2021-06-08, Petr Mladek <pmladek@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> lib/dump_stack.c: In function 'dump_stack_lvl':
>> >> lib/dump_stack.c:107:2: warning: 'lock_flag' is used uninitialized in this function [-Wuninitialized]
>> 107 | printk_cpu_unlock_irqrestore(lock_flag, irq_flags);
>> | ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Interesting. I am curious that it does not complain also about
> irq_flags. But it is possible the it reports only the first problem.

Strangely enough, if I set a value for @lock_flag, it is happy and does
not complain about @irq_flags. Probably a compiler oversight.

> Anyway, we will likely need to do some trickery via #define to tell
> the compiler that the value is set.

This is on ARCH=mips and !CONFIG_SMP. So the value is _not_ getting
set. (The static inline function does nothing.)

By changing printk_cpu_unlock_irqrestore() to use pointers:

static inline void printk_cpu_unlock_irqrestore(bool *lock_flag, unsigned long *irq_flags)

then the warning disappears. Indeed, by not using pointers on unlock,
technically data is copied that was never initialized. I thought maybe
the compiler would optimize all that out, but it seems that it does not.

I have no problems using pointers for unlock(). It was strange using
pointers for lock(), but not for unlock() anyway.

Or would you prefer something else?

John Ogness