[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v2 00/25] cocci: Improve C parsing of attributes

Jaskaran Singh jaskaransingh7654321 at gmail.com
Thu May 28 12:24:02 UTC 2020

These parsing errors were discovered by running a build of Coccinelle's
master branch on gitlab to parse the source code of Linux v5.5-rc4 and Linux
v5.6-rc7. Coccinelle currently manages attributes similar to comments, so
to explicity state what the attributes are to the C parser, a
MACROANNOTATION hint was used in Coccinelle's standard.h file. The hint
enables the parser to correctly identify attributes, and thus potentially
handle them differently in the AST.

Upon collection of these parsing errors, The GNU C Compiler's
grammar was taken as a reference for introducing attributes in correct
places in Coccinelle's C parser.

Upon applying the MACROANNOTATION hint to a majority of the attributes in
Coccinelle's standard.h file and parsing the source code of Linux
v5.6-rc7, the difference between the stats (of --parse-c) before and
after applying this patch series are as follows:


        NB total files = 28268; perfect = 25697; pbs = 2570; timeout = 0; =========> 90%
        nb good = 19160664,  nb passed = 135235 =========> 0.70% passed
        nb good = 19160664,  nb bad = 129685 =========> 99.33% good or passed


        NB total files = 28268; perfect = 25699; pbs = 2568; timeout = 0; =========> 90%
        nb good = 19160856,  nb passed = 71716 =========> 0.37% passed
        nb good = 19160856,  nb bad = 129493 =========> 99.33% good or passed

Fixes for a few test case failures that arise from applying the new
productions are also included. The test cases that failed were:


What this patch series does not do:
- Add attributes from all the new productions into the C AST. Some of
  these are dropped.
- Reflect changes from the C parser in the SmPL parser.

Separate patches will be sent for the above.

Changes in v2:
parsing_c: parser: Add attribute production in spec_qualif_list
- This patch applied on its own causes a build error. Fix the error by
  removing the let binding for abstract_declaratort in the type_name

parsing_c: parser: Make abstract_declarator pass attributes
- Reflect changes from the above build error fix.

Jaskaran Singh (25):
      parsing_c: parse_c: Ignore TMacroAttr and TMacroEndAttr in passed tokens
      parsing_c: parsing_hacks: Label end attributes correctly
      parsing_c: parsing_hacks: Commentize attributes before qualif/type
      parsing_c: parser: Add rule for multiple end attributes
      parsing_c: parser: Add expression statement attributes
      parsing_c: parser: Add attribute production in spec_qualif_list
      parsing_c: parser: Add init_declarator_attrs rule
      parsing_c: parser: Add field declaration end attributes production
      parsing_c: parser: Handle struct/union/enum end attributes
      parsing_c: parser: Add MacroDecl end attributes production
      parsing_c: parser: cpp_other end attributes production
      parsing_c: cpp_token_c: Introduce MACROANNOTATION hint
      cocci: standard.h: Annotate attributes with MACROANNOTATION
      parsing_c: visitor_c: Add vk_attribute and vk_attribute_s
      parsing_c: lib_parsing_c: Add ii_of_attr
      engine: Add distrf_attr to PARAM functor
      engine: cocci_vs_c: Add allminus argument to attribute_list
      parsing_c: parser: Make abstract_declarator pass attributes
      cocci: Add parameter attributes to C AST
      parsing_c: parser: Place parameter attributes in C AST
      parsing_c: visitor_c: Visit parameter attributes
      parsing_c: unparse_hrule: Add parameter attributes in record
      parsing_c: type_c: Add parameter attributes to record
      engine: cocci_vs_c: "Match" parameter attributes
      engine: c_vs_c: Match parameter attributes

 engine/c_vs_c.ml            |   12 ++-
 engine/cocci_vs_c.ml        |   85 +++++++++++++++++-----
 engine/cocci_vs_c.mli       |    3 
 engine/pattern_c.ml         |    1 
 engine/transformation_c.ml  |    5 +
 ocaml/coccilib.mli          |    1 
 parsing_c/ast_c.ml          |    1 
 parsing_c/ast_c.mli         |    1 
 parsing_c/cpp_token_c.ml    |    2 
 parsing_c/lib_parsing_c.ml  |    1 
 parsing_c/lib_parsing_c.mli |    1 
 parsing_c/parse_c.ml        |    4 -
 parsing_c/parser_c.mly      |  167 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
 parsing_c/parsing_hacks.ml  |   37 +++++++++
 parsing_c/type_c.ml         |    1 
 parsing_c/unparse_hrule.ml  |    3 
 parsing_c/visitor_c.ml      |    7 +
 parsing_c/visitor_c.mli     |    3 
 standard.h                  |  116 +++++++++++++++---------------
 19 files changed, 343 insertions(+), 108 deletions(-)

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