checkpatch: try to catch missing VMLINUX_SYMBOL() in vmlinux.lds.h
Mike Frysinger [Tue, 6 Jan 2009 22:41:25 +0000 (14:41 -0800)]
Seems like every other release we have someone who updates vmlinux.lds.h
and adds C-visible symbols without VMLINUX_SYMBOL() around them.  So start
checking the file and reject assignments which have plain symbols on
either side.

[apw@canonical.com: soften the check, add tests]
Signed-off-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

scripts/checkpatch.pl

index 5c7fd1a..705a043 100755 (executable)
@@ -2224,6 +2224,15 @@ sub process {
                        }
                }
 
+# make sure symbols are always wrapped with VMLINUX_SYMBOL() ...
+# all assignments may have only one of the following with an assignment:
+#      .
+#      ALIGN(...)
+#      VMLINUX_SYMBOL(...)
+               if ($realfile eq 'vmlinux.lds.h' && $line =~ /(?:(?:^|\s)$Ident\s*=|=\s*$Ident(?:\s|$))/) {
+                       WARN("vmlinux.lds.h needs VMLINUX_SYMBOL() around C-visible symbols\n" . $herecurr);
+               }
+
 # check for redundant bracing round if etc
                if ($line =~ /(^.*)\bif\b/ && $1 !~ /else\s*$/) {
                        my ($level, $endln, @chunks) =