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Commit-ID: 55632770d7298835645489828af87f854c47749c
Author: Ingo Molnar <mingo(a)>
AuthorDate: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:51:16 +0100
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo(a)>
CommitDate: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:03:24 +0100

perf events: Fix false positive build warning with older GCC's

gcc 4.2.1 produces:

util/probe-event.c: In function 'add_perf_probe_events':
util/probe-event.c:883: warning: 'tev' may be used uninitialized in this function
make: *** [util/probe-event.o] Error 1

Newer GCCs get this right.

To work it around, initialize the variable to NULL so that older GCCs see
it as initialized too.

Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat(a)>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec(a)>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme(a)>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus(a)>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault(a)>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra(a)>
LKML-Reference: <20100316220612.32050.33806.stgit(a)localhost6.localdomain6>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo(a)>
tools/perf/util/probe-event.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
index f333269..c6603f3 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
@@ -880,7 +880,7 @@ static void __add_kprobe_trace_events(struct perf_probe_event *pev,
int ntevs, bool allow_suffix)
int i, fd;
- struct kprobe_trace_event *tev;
+ struct kprobe_trace_event *tev = NULL;
char buf[64];
const char *event, *group;
struct strlist *namelist;
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