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Subject[PATCH 5/6] checkpatch: struct seq_operations should normally be const
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In the general use case struct seq_operations should be a const object.
Check for and warn where it is not.

Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
---
scripts/checkpatch.pl | 7 ++++---
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 5ea55e3..447435c 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -2527,9 +2527,10 @@ sub process {
WARN("please use device_initcall() instead of __initcall()\n" . $herecurr);
}
# check for struct file_operations, ensure they are const.
- if ($line =~ /\bstruct\s+file_operations\b/ &&
- $line !~ /\bconst\b/) {
- WARN("struct file_operations should normally be const\n" . $herecurr);
+ if ($line !~ /\bconst\b/ &&
+ $line =~ /\bstruct\s+(file_operations|seq_operations)\b/) {
+ WARN("struct $1 should normally be const\n" .
+ $herecurr);
}

# use of NR_CPUS is usually wrong
--
1.6.0.4.911.gc990


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