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From 9cd1cf70eb84e4cd5dae4cb2f405a8e35ce867e9 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Arnd Bergmann <>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 21:07:35 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] wireless: wext: avoid gcc -O3 warning
commit e16119655c9e6c4aa5767cd971baa9c491f41b13 upstream.
After the introduction of CONFIG_CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_PERFORMANCE_O3,
the wext code produces a bogus warning:
In function 'iw_handler_get_iwstats',
inlined from 'ioctl_standard_call' at net/wireless/wext-core.c:1015:9,
inlined from 'wireless_process_ioctl' at net/wireless/wext-core.c:935:10,
inlined from 'wext_ioctl_dispatch.part.8' at net/wireless/wext-core.c:986:8,
inlined from 'wext_handle_ioctl':
net/wireless/wext-core.c:671:3: error: argument 1 null where non-null expected [-Werror=nonnull]
memcpy(extra, stats, sizeof(struct iw_statistics));
In file included from arch/x86/include/asm/string.h:5,
net/wireless/wext-core.c: In function 'wext_handle_ioctl':
arch/x86/include/asm/string_64.h:14:14: note: in a call to function 'memcpy' declared here
The problem is that ioctl_standard_call() sometimes calls the handler
with a NULL argument that would cause a problem for iw_handler_get_iwstats.
However, iw_handler_get_iwstats never actually gets called that way.
Marking that function as noinline avoids the warning and leads
to slightly smaller object code as well.
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
diff --git a/net/wireless/wext-core.c b/net/wireless/wext-core.c
index 5e677dac2a0c..69102fda9ebd 100644
--- a/net/wireless/wext-core.c
+++ b/net/wireless/wext-core.c
@@ -657,7 +657,8 @@ struct iw_statistics *get_wireless_stats(struct net_device *dev)
return NULL;
-static int iw_handler_get_iwstats(struct net_device * dev,
+/* noinline to avoid a bogus warning with -O3 */
+static noinline int iw_handler_get_iwstats(struct net_device * dev,
struct iw_request_info * info,
union iwreq_data * wrqu,
char * extra)