Re: checkpatch, a patch checking script.
From: Matt Mackall
Date: Sat Apr 28 2007 - 12:24:43 EST
On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 11:08:05PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 08:02:07PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > Yep, I was going to mention your scripts but you beat me to it.
> > >
> > > I'll be glad to help maintain such animals if wanted.
> > >
> > wanted ;)
> > At least, it would be interesting to investigate the usefulness. I suspect
> > it will prove to be very useful for the little things.
> Randy and I got together and hashed out a first cut at this.
> (Randy actually gutted quite a lot of what I originally wrote, so deserves
> much kudos for improving this beyond my initial crappy version).
> You can find the script at http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/projects/checkpatch/
> There's also a git clonable tree there (only http right now).
> http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/projects/checkpatch/example.log shows
> what fell out of running it on my mbox of lkml from the past month.
> Some of them are kinda noisy, and perhaps should be moved under --pedantic
> I'm all ears for additional regexps, bug reports or other suggestions.
Does it check for:
functions marked extern?
pulling in external functions or variables without a header file?
return used as a function, eg return(foo);?
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