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SubjectRe: Possible false positive from
On Mon, 2010-07-12 at 13:35 -0500, Larry Finger wrote:
> These are ugly macros that will be eliminated, but for the moment they are in
> the code. As I stated in my original email, removing the comma from the
> definition and adding it to the code does fix the checkpatch error, but it
> should not be necessary.

Hi Larry.

Using checkpatch is not necessary.

If you want generally conforming kernel style,
the macro should not end in a trailing comma.

Feel free to ignore the checkpatch message,

I think the warning is reasonable, though it
could be made more specific.

cheers, Joe

Maybe something like:
diff --git a/scripts/ b/scripts/
index bd88f11..7e8a3f4 100755
--- a/scripts/
+++ b/scripts/
@@ -2394,8 +2394,10 @@ sub process {
#print "REST<$rest> dstat<$dstat>\n";
if ($rest ne '') {
- if ($rest !~ /while\s*\(/ &&
- $dstat !~ /$exceptions/)
+ if ($rest eq ",") {
+ ERROR("Macros should not end with a trailing comma\n" . "$here\n$ctx\n");
+ } elsif ($rest !~ /while\s*\(/ &&
+ $dstat !~ /$exceptions/)
ERROR("Macros with multiple statements should be enclosed in a do - while loop\n" . "$here\n$ctx\n");

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