Re: [RFC][PATCH v2 7/7] checkpatch: add pF/pf deprecation warning
From: Joe Perches
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 - 14:24:38 EST
On Wed, 2017-09-20 at 19:53 +0200, Helge Deller wrote:
> On 20.09.2017 19:38, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Thu, 2017-09-21 at 01:29 +0900, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> > > We deprecated '%pF/%pf' printk specifiers, since '%pS/%ps' is now smart
> > > enough to handle function pointer dereference on platforms where such
> > > dereference is required.
> > >
> > > checkpatch warning example:
> > >
> > > WARNING: Use '%pS/%ps' instead. This pointer extension was deprecated: '%pF'
> > If this series is accepted, I think this message
> > is unclear and would prefer something like:
> Is it worth to mention, that it's still needed in older kernels?
> Just in case some patch get's backported.
I think probably not.
There are relatively few references and
modifications are unlikely to be backported.