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authorJason Gunthorpe <jgg@ziepe.ca>2019-01-18 15:50:47 -0700
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2019-01-20 19:07:39 -0700
commit7967656ffbfa493f5546c0f18bf8a28f702c4baa (patch)
tree64fc3eaa5ae81d1778891bc47c15a226ba2430df /scripts
parentdoc:process: add missing internal link in stable-kernel-rules (diff)
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coding-style: Clarify the expectations around bool
There has been some confusion since checkpatch started warning about bool use in structures, and people have been avoiding using it. Many people feel there is still a legitimate place for bool in structures, so provide some guidance on bool usage derived from the entire thread that spawned the checkpatch warning. Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/CA+55aFwVZk1OfB9T2v014PTAKFhtVan_Zj2dOjnCy3x6E4UJfA@mail.gmail.com Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> Acked-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> Reviewed-by: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org> Acked-by: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@intel.com> Reviewed-by: Joey Pabalinas <joeypabalinas@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@mellanox.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts')
-rwxr-xr-xscripts/checkpatch.pl13
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 13 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index b737ca9d7204..d62abd032885 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -6368,19 +6368,6 @@ sub process {
}
}
-# check for bool bitfields
- if ($sline =~ /^.\s+bool\s*$Ident\s*:\s*\d+\s*;/) {
- WARN("BOOL_BITFIELD",
- "Avoid using bool as bitfield. Prefer bool bitfields as unsigned int or u<8|16|32>\n" . $herecurr);
- }
-
-# check for bool use in .h files
- if ($realfile =~ /\.h$/ &&
- $sline =~ /^.\s+bool\s*$Ident\s*(?::\s*d+\s*)?;/) {
- CHK("BOOL_MEMBER",
- "Avoid using bool structure members because of possible alignment issues - see: https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/11/21/384\n" . $herecurr);
- }
-
# check for semaphores initialized locked
if ($line =~ /^.\s*sema_init.+,\W?0\W?\)/) {
WARN("CONSIDER_COMPLETION",