Bug 174323 - tst-mallocfork.c uses uninit value
tst-mallocfork.c uses uninit value
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-11-27 17:54 EST by John Reiser
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-28 07:42:48 EST
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Description John Reiser 2005-11-27 17:54:21 EST
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Description of problem:
Internal testcase malloc/tst-mallocfork.c uses an uninit value in a structure whose address is passed to sigaction().  This creates doubt about the validity of the rsults of the test.

Run valgrind-3.1.0 on malloc/tst-mallocfork:
==14423== Syscall param rt_sigaction(act->sa_flags) points to uninitialised byte(s)
==14423==    at 0x4A39D39: sigaction (sigaction.c:68)
==14423==    by 0x400FBA: do_test (tst-mallocfork.c:31)

-----malloc/tst-mallocfork.c line 25
  struct sigaction action;
  sigemptyset (&action.sa_mask);
  action.sa_handler = sig_handler;   ## action.sa_flags is not initialized

  malloc (sizeof (int));

  if (sigaction (SIGALRM, &action, NULL) != 0)

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run internal testcase malloc/tst-mallocfork under valgrind.

Actual Results:  memcheck complains that act->sa_flags is uninit.

Expected Results:  No complaints.

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