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SubjectRe: [PATCH] checkpatch: Test for kmalloc/memset(0) pairs
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On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Julia Lawall <julia@diku.dk> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Mar 2011, Aneesh Kumar K. V wrote:
>
>> On Sun, 20 Mar 2011 10:17:07 +0100 (CET), Julia Lawall <julia@diku.dk> wrote:
>> > On Sun, 20 Mar 2011, Pekka Enberg wrote:
>> >
>> > > Hi Julia,
>> > >
>> > > On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Julia Lawall <julia@diku.dk> wrote:
>> > > > Suggestions for how to make it easier to use or the documentation more
>> > > > understandable are welcome.
>> > >
>> > > The benefit of scripts/checkpatch.pl is that it doesn't require any
>> > > setting up to do. I'm personally less likely to use Coccinelle (and
>> > > Sparse for that matter) on boxes where the software is not installed.
>> > > I'm not sure how other people feel about it, but I'd personally love
>> > > to see tools/coccinelle and tools/sparse.
>> >
>> > This was discussed before, and it was felt that perhaps 75000 lines of
>> > ocaml code was not really appropriate for the Linux source tree, and also
>> > that it would too much complicate our development process.
>> >
>> > One reason for using multiple machines would be to work on multiple
>> > architectures.  But Coccinelle is not sensitive to the architecture on
>> > which it is run, so perhaps you do't need to have it installed everywhere.
>> >
>> > > As for something more concrete, I guess this is what I'm mostly interested in:
>> > >
>> > > penberg@jaguar:~/src/linux$ make C=1 CHECK="scripts/coccicheck" mm/slub.o
>> > >
>> > > I guess it'd be good to document that for 'make help' because now you
>> > > need to dig through Documentation/coccinelle.txt to find it.
>> >
>> > OK, thanks.  We will look into that.
>> >
>> > > P.S. It seems there's a bug somewhere because the above command fails
>> > > miserably for me:
>> > >
>> > >   CHK     include/linux/version.h
>> > >   CHK     include/generated/utsrelease.h
>> > >   CALL    scripts/checksyscalls.sh
>> > >   CHECK   mm/slub.c
>> > > File "/home/penberg/src/linux/scripts/coccinelle/api/memdup_user.cocci",
>> > > line 32, column 5,  charpos = 747
>> > >     around = '<+...', whole content = -    <+... when != goto l2;
>> > > Fatal error: exception Lexer_cocci.Lexical("invalid in a nonempty
>> > > context: <+...")
>> > > File "/home/penberg/src/linux/scripts/coccinelle/api/memdup_user.cocci",
>> > > line 32, column 5,  charpos = 747
>> > >     around = '<+...', whole content = -    <+... when != goto l2;
>> > > Fatal error: exception Lexer_cocci.Lexical("invalid in a nonempty
>> > > context: <+...")
>> > > File "/home/penberg/src/linux/scripts/coccinelle/api/memdup_user.cocci",
>> > > line 32, column 5,  charpos = 747
>> > >     around = '<+...', whole content = -    <+... when != goto l2;
>> > > Fatal error: exception Lexer_cocci.Lexical("invalid in a nonempty
>> > > context: <+...")
>> > > File "/home/penberg/src/linux/scripts/coccinelle/api/memdup_user.cocci",
>> > > line 32, column 5,  charpos = 747
>> > >     around = '<+...', whole content = -    <+... when != goto l2;
>> > > Fatal error: exception Lexer_cocci.Lexical("invalid in a nonempty
>> > > context: <+...")
>> > > make[1]: *** [mm/slub.o] Error 1
>> > > make: *** [mm/slub.o] Error 2
>> > >
>> > > penberg@jaguar:~/src/linux$ dpkg -l|grep coccinelle
>> > > ii  coccinelle                                      0.2.2.deb-2
>> > >                                         semantic patching tool for C
>> > >
>> > > [ I'm on Ubuntu 10.10. ]
>> >
>> > Indeed that one seems to be quite out of date.  You can get the most
>> > recent version here: https://launchpad.net/~npalix/+archive/coccinelle
>>
>> I never got a working version of coccinelle with scripts in the kernel.
>> Even the ppa version doesn't work for me.
>>
>> make  C=2  CHECK=scripts/coccicheck fs/namei.o
>> ...
>> ....
>>   CHECK   scripts/mod/empty.c
>> File "/home/opensource/sources/kernels/linux-2.6/scripts/coccinelle/api/memdup_user.cocci", line 32, column 5,  charpos = 747
>>     around = '<+...', whole content = -    <+... when != goto l2;
>> Fatal error: exception Lexer_cocci.Lexical("invalid in a nonempty context: <+...")
>> File "/home/opensource/sources/kernels/linux-2.6/scripts/coccinelle/api/memdup_user.cocci", line 32, column 5,  charpos = 747
>>     around = '<+...', whole content = -    <+... when != goto l2;
>> Fatal error: exception Lexer_cocci.Lexical("invalid in a nonempty context: <+...")
>> File "/home/opensource/sources/kernels/linux-2.6/scripts/coccinelle/api/memdup_user.cocci", line 32, column 5,  charpos = 747
>>     around = '<+...', whole content = -    <+... when != goto l2;
>> Fatal error: exception Lexer_cocci.Lexical("invalid in a nonempty context: <+...")
>> File "/home/opensource/sources/kernels/linux-2.6/scripts/coccinelle/api/memdup_user.cocci", line 32, column 5,  charpos = 747
>>     around = '<+...', whole content = -    <+... when != goto l2;
>> Fatal error: exception Lexer_cocci.Lexical("invalid in a nonempty context: <+...")
>
> That's quite strange.  Could you check that you are using the ppa version
> and not the old version?  spatch -version should give you 0.2.5-rc8

Indeed... I just checked and I got not error.

npalix@penpen:~/Build/linux$ make C=2 CHECK=scripts/coccicheck
COCCI="scripts/coccinelle/api/memdup_user.cocci" fs/namei.o
CHK include/linux/version.h
CHK include/generated/utsrelease.h
CALL scripts/checksyscalls.sh
CHECK scripts/mod/empty.c
CHECK fs/namei.c
npalix@penpen:~/Build/linux$ make C=2 CHECK=scripts/coccicheck
fs/namei.o CHK include/linux/version.h
CHK include/generated/utsrelease.h
CALL scripts/checksyscalls.sh
CHECK scripts/mod/empty.c
CHECK fs/namei.c
npalix@penpen:~/Build/linux$ spatch -version
spatch version 0.2.5-rc8 with Python support

>
> julia
>



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