[alsa-devel] [PATCH -mm] sb16: Shut up uninitialized var build warning

Satyam Sharma satyam at infradead.org
Mon Sep 3 00:34:14 CEST 2007

On Mon, 3 Sep 2007, Rene Herman wrote:
> On 09/02/2007 10:15 PM, Satyam Sharma wrote:
> > sound/isa/sb16/sb16.c: In function ‘snd_sb16_isa_probe’:
> Blah. Your message has:
> 	Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=iso-2022-jp
> This apparently is caused by a combination of GCC using groovy UTF tickmarks
> in its error messages when in a UTF locale and alpine believing it to be a
> great idea to automatically try for the "simplest" character set it can encode
> the content in. No idea why that means that iso-2022-jp is picked, but it is.

Yeah, precisely.

> As to the content of this patch -- I'd almost say it's better to live with the
> warning than with that unitialized_var() thing. That ARRAY_SIZE is very much a
> compile time constant, so exactly how dumb must GCC get before we get to say
> to here and no further?

Pretty dumb indeed -- in fact that's the case with 4 patches in this
series. Like Jeff said, that (gcc's) behaviour has likely even improved
w.r.t. later versions, so I guess it's fine if these 4 patches are not
applied -- I'll leave it upto the maintainers.

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