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    SubjectPossible false positive in checkpatch
    The following appears to be a false positive in checkpatch:

    ERROR: space prohibited after that '*' (ctx:BxW)
    #163: FILE: drivers/usb/core/usb.c:304:
    +#define usb_device_pm_ops (* (struct pm_ops *) 0)

    Certainly this is a rather uncommon code construction, but similar
    ones might occur elsewhere. To my eyes,

    (* (type *) ptr)

    looks better than

    (*(type *) ptr)


    (*(type *)ptr)

    or even


    but of course this is a matter of opinion. Is there any strong feeling
    about this in the kernel community?

    Alan Stern

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