Commit 2bb78efa authored by Michael Neuling's avatar Michael Neuling Committed by Benjamin Herrenschmidt
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powerpc/ptrace: Fix brk.len used uninitialised

With some CONFIGS it's possible that in ppc_set_hwdebug, brk.len is
uninitialised before being used.  It has been reported that GCC 4.2 will
produce the following error in this case:

  arch/powerpc/kernel/ptrace.c:1479: warning: 'brk.len' is used uninitialized in this function
  arch/powerpc/kernel/ptrace.c:1381: note: 'brk.len' was declared here

This patch corrects this.

Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Neuling <>
Reported-by: default avatarPhilippe De Muyter <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarBenjamin Herrenschmidt <>
parent 1674400a
......@@ -1428,6 +1428,7 @@ static long ppc_set_hwdebug(struct task_struct *child,
brk.address = bp_info->addr & ~7UL;
brk.len = 8;
if (bp_info->trigger_type & PPC_BREAKPOINT_TRIGGER_READ)
brk.type |= HW_BRK_TYPE_READ;
if (bp_info->trigger_type & PPC_BREAKPOINT_TRIGGER_WRITE)
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