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-rwxr-xr-xscripts/checkpatch.pl7
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 447857ffaf6b..5cb7cfd08ce2 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -6251,6 +6251,13 @@ sub process {
"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",