Patchwork [v6,08/15] memory-hotplug: Common APIs to support page tables hot-remove

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Submitter Andrew Morton
Date Feb. 4, 2013, 11:04 p.m.
Message ID <20130204150417.2b1256b1.akpm@linux-foundation.org>
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Permalink /patch/218110/
State Not Applicable
Delegated to: David Miller
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Andrew Morton - Feb. 4, 2013, 11:04 p.m.
On Wed, 9 Jan 2013 17:32:32 +0800
Tang Chen <tangchen@cn.fujitsu.com> wrote:

> +static void __meminit
> +remove_pagetable(unsigned long start, unsigned long end, bool direct)
> +{
> +	unsigned long next;
> +	pgd_t *pgd;
> +	pud_t *pud;
> +	bool pgd_changed = false;
> +
> +	for (; start < end; start = next) {
> +		pgd = pgd_offset_k(start);
> +		if (!pgd_present(*pgd))
> +			continue;
> +
> +		next = pgd_addr_end(start, end);
> +
> +		pud = (pud_t *)map_low_page((pud_t *)pgd_page_vaddr(*pgd));
> +		remove_pud_table(pud, start, next, direct);
> +		if (free_pud_table(pud, pgd))
> +			pgd_changed = true;
> +		unmap_low_page(pud);
> +	}
> +
> +	if (pgd_changed)
> +		sync_global_pgds(start, end - 1);
> +
> +	flush_tlb_all();
> +}

This generates a compiler warning saying that `next' may be used
uninitialised.

The warning is correct.  If we take that `continue' on the first pass
through the loop, the "start = next" will copy uninitialised data into
`start'.

Is this the correct fix?

Patch

--- a/arch/x86/mm/init_64.c~memory-hotplug-common-apis-to-support-page-tables-hot-remove-fix-fix-fix-fix-fix-fix-fix
+++ a/arch/x86/mm/init_64.c
@@ -993,12 +993,12 @@  remove_pagetable(unsigned long start, un
 	bool pgd_changed = false;
 
 	for (; start < end; start = next) {
+		next = pgd_addr_end(start, end);
+
 		pgd = pgd_offset_k(start);
 		if (!pgd_present(*pgd))
 			continue;
 
-		next = pgd_addr_end(start, end);
-
 		pud = (pud_t *)pgd_page_vaddr(*pgd);
 		remove_pud_table(pud, start, next, direct);
 		if (free_pud_table(pud, pgd))