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SubjectRe: [PATCH] coccinelle: api: detect duplicate chip data arrays
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On Thu, 2017-10-05 at 21:19 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2017, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Thu, 2017-10-05 at 21:13 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > > On Fri, 6 Oct 2017, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> > > > 2017-10-01 21:42 GMT+09:00 Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@lip6.fr>:
> > > > > This semantic patch detects duplicate arrays declared using BQ27XXX_DATA
> > > > > within a single structure. It is currently specific to the file
> > > > > drivers/power/supply/bq27xxx_battery.c.
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@lip6.fr>
> > > > Applied to linux-kbuild/misc.
> > > Thanks for picking it up.
> > If it is specific to one file, why not just run it
> > and post the resultant patch? Why have it in tree?
> I guess that they anticipate that the data may change in the future?

Aren't you the script author Julia? Who is the "they"?

I think having a script for a single file unnecessary.

btw: spatch 1.7 doesn't seem to have a tag in git

From the script:

// Requires: 1.0.7

Assuming this is correct, then this doesn't even run today
except maybe on your system.

$ git show
commit 0bf53049e64295e8ddb625e853134f49568f4bc3
Merge: 446dc66f8b98 d599cc6a75e0
Author: julia <julia.lawall@lip6.fr>
Date:   Sun Oct 1 22:44:34 2017 +0200

    Merge git+ssh://palace.lip6.fr/var/git/coccinelle

$

When I build this, the version is 1.0.6

$ /usr/local/bin/spatch --version
spatch version 1.0.6-00033-g23cca0a238c2 compiled with OCaml version 4.02.3
Flags passed to the configure script: [none]
Python scripting support: yes
Syntax of regular expresssions: PCRE

> If id-utils is used, Coccinelle will completely ignore files that don't
> contain BQ27XXX_DATA, so the rule will have essentially no performance
> impact. If there is no indexing, it will only "grep" for BQ27XXX_DATA,
> not actually parse the files that don't contain it. So there is not much
> performance impact even in that case.

I'm not sure that matters.

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