[08/10] checkpatch: Remove awareness of uninitialized_var() macro

Message ID 20200603233203.1695403-9-keescook@chromium.org
State New
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  • Remove uninitialized_var() macro
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Commit Message

Kees Cook June 3, 2020, 11:32 p.m.
Using uninitialized_var() is dangerous as it papers over real bugs[1]
(or can in the future), and suppresses unrelated compiler warnings
(e.g. "unused variable"). If the compiler thinks it is uninitialized,
either simply initialize the variable or make compiler changes.

In preparation for removing[2] the[3] macro[4], effectively revert
commit 16b7f3c89907 ("checkpatch: avoid warning about uninitialized_var()")
and remove all remaining mentions of uninitialized_var().

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200603174714.192027-1-glider@google.com/
[2] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFw+Vbj0i=1TGqCR5vQkCzWJ0QxK6CernOU6eedsudAixw@mail.gmail.com/
[3] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFwgbgqhbp1fkxvRKEpzyR5J8n1vKT1VZdz9knmPuXhOeg@mail.gmail.com/
[4] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFz2500WfbKXAx8s67wrm9=yVJu65TpLgN_ybYNv0VEOKA@mail.gmail.com/

Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
---
 scripts/checkpatch.pl | 18 ++++++------------
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index b83be177edf0..e9f8146600d0 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -838,7 +838,6 @@  our $FuncArg = qr{$Typecast{0,1}($LvalOrFunc|$Constant|$String)};
 our $declaration_macros = qr{(?x:
 	(?:$Storage\s+)?(?:[A-Z_][A-Z0-9]*_){0,2}(?:DEFINE|DECLARE)(?:_[A-Z0-9]+){1,6}\s*\(|
 	(?:$Storage\s+)?[HLP]?LIST_HEAD\s*\(|
-	(?:$Storage\s+)?${Type}\s+uninitialized_var\s*\(|
 	(?:SKCIPHER_REQUEST|SHASH_DESC|AHASH_REQUEST)_ON_STACK\s*\(
 )};
 
@@ -4075,7 +4074,7 @@  sub process {
 		}
 
 # check for function declarations without arguments like "int foo()"
-		if ($line =~ /(\b$Type\s*$Ident)\s*\(\s*\)/) {
+		if ($line =~ /(\b$Type\s+$Ident)\s*\(\s*\)/) {
 			if (ERROR("FUNCTION_WITHOUT_ARGS",
 				  "Bad function definition - $1() should probably be $1(void)\n" . $herecurr) &&
 			    $fix) {
@@ -6271,8 +6270,7 @@  sub process {
 			if (defined $cond) {
 				substr($s, 0, length($cond), '');
 			}
-			if ($s =~ /^\s*;/ &&
-			    $function_name ne 'uninitialized_var')
+			if ($s =~ /^\s*;/)
 			{
 				WARN("AVOID_EXTERNS",
 				     "externs should be avoided in .c files\n" .  $herecurr);
@@ -6291,17 +6289,13 @@  sub process {
 		}
 
 # check for function declarations that have arguments without identifier names
-# while avoiding uninitialized_var(x)
 		if (defined $stat &&
-		    $stat =~ /^.\s*(?:extern\s+)?$Type\s*(?:($Ident)|\(\s*\*\s*$Ident\s*\))\s*\(\s*([^{]+)\s*\)\s*;/s &&
-		    (!defined($1) ||
-		     (defined($1) && $1 ne "uninitialized_var")) &&
-		     $2 ne "void") {
-			my $args = trim($2);
+		    $stat =~ /^.\s*(?:extern\s+)?$Type\s*(?:$Ident|\(\s*\*\s*$Ident\s*\))\s*\(\s*([^{]+)\s*\)\s*;/s &&
+		    $1 ne "void") {
+			my $args = trim($1);
 			while ($args =~ m/\s*($Type\s*(?:$Ident|\(\s*\*\s*$Ident?\s*\)\s*$balanced_parens)?)/g) {
 				my $arg = trim($1);
-				if ($arg =~ /^$Type$/ &&
-					$arg !~ /enum\s+$Ident$/) {
+				if ($arg =~ /^$Type$/ && $arg !~ /enum\s+$Ident$/) {
 					WARN("FUNCTION_ARGUMENTS",
 					     "function definition argument '$arg' should also have an identifier name\n" . $herecurr);
 				}