[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] vhost: fix false-positive warning from clang 5

Maxime Coquelin maxime.coquelin at redhat.com
Wed Oct 11 12:12:07 CEST 2017

On 10/11/2017 11:59 AM, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> When compiling with clang extra warning flags, such as used by default with
> meson, a warning is given in iotlb.c:
> ../lib/librte_vhost/iotlb.c:318:6: warning: variable 'socket' is used uninitialized whenever 'if' condition is false [-Wsometimes-uninitialized]
> This is a false positive, as the socket value will be initialized by the
> call to get_mempolicy in the case where the NUMA build-time flag is set,
> and in cases where it is not set, "if (ret)" will always be true as ret is
> initialized to -1 and never changed.
> However, this is not immediately obvious, and is perhaps a little fragile,
> as it will break if other code using ret is subsequently added above the
> call to get_mempolicy by someone unaware of this subtle dependency.
> Therefore, we can fix the warning and making the code more robust by
> explicitly initializing socket to zero, and moving the extra condition
> check on ret into the #ifdef alongside the call to get_mempolicy which sets
> ret.
> Fixes: d012d1f293f4 ("vhost: add IOTLB helper functions")
> CC: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin at redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson at intel.com>
> ---
>   lib/librte_vhost/iotlb.c | 4 ++--
>   1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

I agree this is a bit fragile. Thanks for handling this:
Reviewed-by: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin at redhat.com>


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