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SubjectRe: bug in checkpatch (on pointers to typedefs?)
On Feb. 11, 2008, 18:40 +0200, Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 06:05:48PM +0200, Benny Halevy wrote:
>> I saw this too with checkpatch.pl version 0.12
>> It seems like checkpatch.pl knows only about types derived
>> from @typeList by build_types.
>>
>> Example below...
>>
>> Benny
>>
>> $ cat <<EOF | scripts/checkpatch.pl -
>> Signed-off-by: john@smith.net
>> ---
>> diff a/f.c b/f.c
>> --- a/f.c
>> +++ b/f.c
>> @@ -1,0 +1,2 @@
>> +foo(int a, my_uint32 *);
>> +bar(int a, my_uint32_t *);
>
> But that isn't actually syntactically correct code is it? You have types
> as parameters like a function declaration, but no return type. So there
> is no hint to checkpatch that this is a function declaration and therefore
> the parameters are not expected to be types, nor are they checked as such.
>
> The following diff is clean on the latest version of checkpatch:
>
> Signed-off-by: john@smith.net
> ---
> diff a/f.c b/f.c
> --- a/f.c
> +++ b/f.c
> @@ -1,0 +1,2 @@
> +void foo(int a, my_uint32 *);
> +int bar(int a, my_uint32_t *);
> EOF

OK, but the return type doesn't have to be in the patched line, it could be in
a synchronization line or even missing if the function has a long multi-line argument
list.

>
> Could you try out the version of checkpatch at the URL below on the real
> patch you are using to test, and let me know if it works. There are
> a number of improvements to type tracking in the face of ifdef's and
> the like. If it doesn't could I have the hunk which fails:
>
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/apw/checkpatch/checkpatch.pl-next

Your modified patch passes with version 0.12 as well as checkpatch.pl-next

However, the following patch that has the return type in the synchronization lines
still produces the same error:

$ ./checkpatch.pl-next -
Signed-off-by: john@smith.net
---
diff a/f.c b/f.c
--- a/f.c
+++ b/f.c
@@ -1,2 +1,4 @@
int
+foo(int a, my_uint32 *);
int
+bar(int a, my_uint32_t *);
ERROR: need consistent spacing around '*' (ctx:WxB)
#8: FILE: f.c:2:
+foo(int a, my_uint32 *);
^
total: 1 errors, 0 warnings, 4 lines checked

>
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