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SubjectRe: [GIT] Networking
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On Thu, 2015-09-03 at 11:22 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 10:40 AM, David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:
> >
> > Linus, what GCC version are you using and what does the warning look
> > like?
>
> I'm on whatever is in F22. gcc -v says
>
> gcc version 5.1.1 20150618 (Red Hat 5.1.1-4) (GCC)
>
> and the warning looks like so:
>
> net/mac80211/rate.c: In function ‘rate_control_cap_mask’:
> net/mac80211/rate.c:719:25: warning: ‘sizeof’ on array function
> parameter ‘mcs_mask’ will return size of ‘u8 * {aka unsigned char *}’
> [-Wsizeof-array-argument]
> for (i = 0; i < sizeof(mcs_mask); i++)
> ^
>
> (note the lack of warning about the use of an array in the function
> definition parameter list - I tried to find if there's any way to
> enable such a warning, but couldn't find anything. Maybe my google-fu
> is weak, but more probably that just doesn't exist).

Coccinelle might be a better tool for this but
a possible checkpatch patch is below:

It produces output like:

$ ./scripts/checkpatch.pl -f net/iucv/iucv.c --types=sized_array_argument
WARNING: Avoid sized array arguments
#716: FILE: net/iucv/iucv.c:716:
+static int iucv_sever_pathid(u16 pathid, u8 userdata[16])
+{

WARNING: Avoid sized array arguments
#878: FILE: net/iucv/iucv.c:878:
+int iucv_path_accept(struct iucv_path *path, struct iucv_handler *handler,
+ u8 userdata[16], void *private)
+{

WARNING: Avoid sized array arguments
#925: FILE: net/iucv/iucv.c:925:
+int iucv_path_connect(struct iucv_path *path, struct iucv_handler *handler,
+ u8 userid[8], u8 system[8], u8 userdata[16],
+ void *private)
+{

WARNING: Avoid sized array arguments
#988: FILE: net/iucv/iucv.c:988:
+int iucv_path_quiesce(struct iucv_path *path, u8 userdata[16])
+{

WARNING: Avoid sized array arguments
#1020: FILE: net/iucv/iucv.c:1020:
+int iucv_path_resume(struct iucv_path *path, u8 userdata[16])
+{

WARNING: Avoid sized array arguments
#1050: FILE: net/iucv/iucv.c:1050:
+int iucv_path_sever(struct iucv_path *path, u8 userdata[16])
+{

total: 0 errors, 6 warnings, 0 checks, 2119 lines checked
---
scripts/checkpatch.pl | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)

diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index e14dcdb..747b164 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -5422,6 +5422,24 @@ sub process {
"externs should be avoided in .c files\n" . $herecurr);
}

+# check for function arguments using arg[SIZE]
+ if ($^V && $^V ge 5.10.0 &&
+ defined $stat &&
+ $stat =~ /^.\s*(?:$Declare|$DeclareMisordered)\s*$Ident\s*($balanced_parens)\s*\{/s) {
+ my $func_args = $1;
+ if ($func_args =~ /(.*)\[\s*(?:$Constant|[A-Z0-9_]+)\s*\]/ && (!defined($1) || $1 !~ /\[\s*\]\s*$/)) {
+ my $ctx = '';
+ my $herectx = $here . "\n";
+ my $cnt = statement_rawlines($stat);
+ for (my $n = 0; $n < $cnt; $n++) {
+ $herectx .= raw_line($linenr, $n) . "\n";
+ $n = $cnt if ($herectx =~ /{/);
+ }
+ WARN("SIZED_ARRAY_ARGUMENT",
+ "Avoid sized array arguments\n" . $herectx);
+ }
+ }
+
# checks for new __setup's
if ($rawline =~ /\b__setup\("([^"]*)"/) {
my $name = $1;



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