checkpatch: fix false errors due to macro concatenation
Andy Whitcroft [Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:50:14 +0000 (16:50 -0700)]
The macro concatenation (##) sequence can cause false errors when checking
macro's.  Checkpatch doesn't currently know about the operator.

For example this line,

+  entry = (struct ftrace_raw_##call *)raw_data;                   \

is correct but it produces the following error,

ERROR: need consistent spacing around '*' (ctx:WxB)
+       entry = (struct ftrace_raw_##call *)raw_data;\
                                          ^

The line above doesn't have any spacing problems, and if you remove the
macro concatenation sequence checkpatch doesn't give any errors.

Extend identifier handling to include ## concatenation within the
definition of an identifier.

Reported-by: Daniel Walker <dwalker@fifo99.com>
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 05b10d6..cb2dac3 100755 (executable)
@@ -130,7 +130,10 @@ if ($tree) {
 
 my $emitted_corrupt = 0;
 
-our $Ident       = qr{[A-Za-z_][A-Za-z\d_]*};
+our $Ident     = qr{
+                       [A-Za-z_][A-Za-z\d_]*
+                       (?:\s*\#\#\s*[A-Za-z_][A-Za-z\d_]*)*
+               }x;
 our $Storage   = qr{extern|static|asmlinkage};
 our $Sparse    = qr{
                        __user|