Commit 50e55bf6 authored by Yang Shi's avatar Yang Shi Committed by Linus Torvalds

mm/page-writeback.c: initialize m_dirty to avoid compile warning

When building kernel with gcc 5.2, the below warning is raised:

  mm/page-writeback.c: In function 'balance_dirty_pages.isra.10':
  mm/page-writeback.c:1545:17: warning: 'm_dirty' may be used uninitialized in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
     unsigned long m_dirty, m_thresh, m_bg_thresh;

The m_dirty{thresh, bg_thresh} are initialized in the block of "if
(mdtc)", so if mdts is null, they won't be initialized before being used.
Initialize m_dirty to zero, also initialize m_thresh and m_bg_thresh to
keep consistency.

They are used later by if condition: !mdtc || m_dirty <=
dirty_freerun_ceiling(m_thresh, m_bg_thresh)

If mdtc is null, dirty_freerun_ceiling will not be called at all, so the
initialization will not change any behavior other than just ceasing the
compile warning.

(akpm: the patch actually reduces .text size by ~20 bytes on gcc-4.x.y)

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Signed-off-by: default avatarYang Shi <>
Cc: Tejun Heo <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 1a47de6e
......@@ -1542,7 +1542,9 @@ static void balance_dirty_pages(struct address_space *mapping,
for (;;) {
unsigned long now = jiffies;
unsigned long dirty, thresh, bg_thresh;
unsigned long m_dirty, m_thresh, m_bg_thresh;
unsigned long m_dirty = 0; /* stop bogus uninit warnings */
unsigned long m_thresh = 0;
unsigned long m_bg_thresh = 0;
* Unstable writes are a feature of certain networked
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