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Subject{PATCH] fix __packed in exported kernel headers
On 2011.06.24 at 15:07 +0200, Michal Marek wrote:
> On 23.6.2011 18:57, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Thu, 2011-06-23 at 17:02 +0200, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> >> On 2011.06.23 at 09:42 -0400, Nick Bowler wrote:
> >>> On 2011-06-22 08:34 +0200, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> >>>> One possible solution would be to let the "scripts/headers_install.pl"
> >>>> script automatically substitute __packed with __attribute__((packed)):
> >>>>
> >>>> diff --git a/scripts/headers_install.pl b/scripts/headers_install.pl
> > []
> >> I'm not an expert of Perl regular expressions, but maybe this:
> >> $line =~ s/\s__packed;$/ __attribute__((packed));/g
> >> is a little bit closer to the intention?
> >
> > Maybe:
> >
> > s/\b__packed\b/__attribute__((packed))/g
>
> Markus, will you post a patch with this fix?
>

checkpatch.pl warns about using __attribute__((packed)) in kernel
headers: "__packed is preferred over __attribute__((packed))". If one
follows that advice it could cause problems in the exported header
files, because the outside world doesn't know about this shortcut.

For example busybox will fail to compile:
CC miscutils/ubi_attach_detach.o
In file included from miscutils/ubi_attach_detach.c:27:0:
/usr/include/mtd/ubi-user.h:330:3: error: conflicting types for ‘__packed’
/usr/include/mtd/ubi-user.h:314:3: note: previous declaration of ‘__packed’ was here
...

Fix the problem by substituting __packed with __attribute__((packed)) in
the header_install.pl script.

Cc: Artem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com>
CC: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
Signed-off-by: Markus Trippelsdorf <markus@trippelsdorf.de>
---
scripts/headers_install.pl | 1 +
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/scripts/headers_install.pl b/scripts/headers_install.pl
index efb3be1..48462be 100644
--- a/scripts/headers_install.pl
+++ b/scripts/headers_install.pl
@@ -35,6 +35,7 @@ foreach my $file (@files) {
$line =~ s/([\s(])__iomem\s/$1/g;
$line =~ s/\s__attribute_const__\s/ /g;
$line =~ s/\s__attribute_const__$//g;
+ $line =~ s/\b__packed\b/__attribute__((packed))/g;
$line =~ s/^#include <linux\/compiler.h>//;
$line =~ s/(^|\s)(inline)\b/$1__$2__/g;
$line =~ s/(^|\s)(asm)\b(\s|[(]|$)/$1__$2__$3/g;
--
Markus
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