tracing: trace_output.c, fix false positive compiler warning
Jaswinder Singh Rajput [Wed, 6 May 2009 10:15:45 +0000 (15:15 +0530)]
This compiler warning:

CC kernel/trace/trace_output.o
 kernel/trace/trace_output.c: In function ‘register_ftrace_event’:
 kernel/trace/trace_output.c:544: warning: ‘list’ may be used uninitialized in this function

Is wrong as 'list' is always initialized - but GCC (4.3.2) does not
recognize this relationship properly.

Work around the warning by initializing the variable to NULL.

[ Impact: fix false positive compiler warning ]

Signed-off-by: Jaswinder Singh Rajput <jaswinderrajput@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
LKML-Reference: <new-submission>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

kernel/trace/trace_output.c

index 5fc51f0..8bd9a2c 100644 (file)
@@ -541,7 +541,7 @@ int register_ftrace_event(struct trace_event *event)
        INIT_LIST_HEAD(&event->list);
 
        if (!event->type) {
-               struct list_head *list;
+               struct list_head *list = NULL;
 
                if (next_event_type > FTRACE_MAX_EVENT) {