sys_prctl(): fix return of uninitialized value
Shi Weihua [Fri, 23 May 2008 20:04:59 +0000 (13:04 -0700)]
If none of the switch cases match, the PR_SET_PDEATHSIG and
PR_SET_DUMPABLE cases of the switch statement will never write to local
variable `error'.

Signed-off-by: Shi Weihua <shiwh@cn.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Andrew G. Morgan <morgan@kernel.org>
Acked-by: "Serge E. Hallyn" <serue@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

kernel/sys.c

index 895d2d4..14e9728 100644 (file)
@@ -1652,7 +1652,7 @@ asmlinkage long sys_umask(int mask)
 asmlinkage long sys_prctl(int option, unsigned long arg2, unsigned long arg3,
                          unsigned long arg4, unsigned long arg5)
 {
-       long uninitialized_var(error);
+       long error = 0;
 
        if (security_task_prctl(option, arg2, arg3, arg4, arg5, &error))
                return error;
@@ -1701,9 +1701,7 @@ asmlinkage long sys_prctl(int option, unsigned long arg2, unsigned long arg3,
                        error = PR_TIMING_STATISTICAL;
                        break;
                case PR_SET_TIMING:
-                       if (arg2 == PR_TIMING_STATISTICAL)
-                               error = 0;
-                       else
+                       if (arg2 != PR_TIMING_STATISTICAL)
                                error = -EINVAL;
                        break;