On (04/06/18 16:59), Joe Perches wrote:
> > Can we tweak checkpatch to catch such things?
> Not really, no.
> Adding regex logic for this is tricky at best
> and probably not worth the effort because of
> the various bits of patch contexts aren't
> necessarily visible.
Agreed. I was more thinking about catching "... %p" and saying
that we'd rather prefer either "... %p," or "... %p " or "... %p\n".
Doesn't sound so complex, can probably catch something fishy one day
(or may be not), and more or less is visible to checkpatch. Well,
more or less...
> There are also concatenations like
> "foo" DEFINE "bar"
> where DEFINE may not be visible in the patch
> context and checkpatch is and likely will
> remain just a limited regex checker.
Right. One example might be XFS
alert("%s: Bad regular inode %Lu, ptr "PTR_FMT,
__func__, ip->i_ino, ip);
where PTR_FMT is
# define PTR_FMT "%px"
# define PTR_FMT "%p"