checkpatch: warn about unexpectedly long msleep's
Patrick Pannuto [Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:21:02 +0000 (17:21 -0700)]
As explained in Documentation/timers/timers-howto.txt, msleep's of < 20ms
may sleep for as long as 20ms.  Caller's of msleep(1) or msleep(2), etc
are likely not to expect this quirky behavior - warn them.

Signed-off-by: Patrick Pannuto <ppannuto@codeaurora.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

scripts/checkpatch.pl

index 8b69af8..dd11bbe 100755 (executable)
@@ -2592,6 +2592,13 @@ sub process {
                        }
                }
 
+# warn about unexpectedly long msleep's
+               if ($line =~ /\bmsleep\s*\((\d+)\);/) {
+                       if ($1 < 20) {
+                               WARN("msleep < 20ms can sleep for up to 20ms; see Documentation/timers/timers-howto.txt\n" . $line);
+                       }
+               }
+
 # warn about #ifdefs in C files
 #              if ($line =~ /^.\s*\#\s*if(|n)def/ && ($realfile =~ /\.c$/)) {
 #                      print "#ifdef in C files should be avoided\n";