[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v3] checkpatch: add fix option for LOGICAL_CONTINUATIONS

Aditya Srivastava yashsri421 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 18:13:57 UTC 2020


Currently, checkpatch warns if logical continuations are placed at the
start of a line and not at the end of previous line.

E.g., running checkpatch on commit 3485507fc272 ("staging:
bcm2835-camera: Reduce length of enum names") reports:

CHECK:LOGICAL_CONTINUATIONS: Logical continuations should be on the
previous line
+	if (!ret
+	    && camera_port ==

Provide a simple fix by adding logical operator at the end of previous
line and removing from current line, if both the lines are additions
(ie start with '+')

Signed-off-by: Aditya Srivastava <yashsri421 at gmail.com>
---
changes in v2: quote $operator at substitution

changes in v3: add a check for previous line ending with comment;
If so, insert $operator at the last non-comment, non-whitespace char of the previous line

 scripts/checkpatch.pl | 18 ++++++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 5b1a5a65e69a..533c4a6bbf12 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -3553,8 +3553,22 @@ sub process {
 
 # check for && or || at the start of a line
 		if ($rawline =~ /^\+\s*(&&|\|\|)/) {
-			CHK("LOGICAL_CONTINUATIONS",
-			    "Logical continuations should be on the previous line\n" . $hereprev);
+			my $operator = $1;
+			if (CHK("LOGICAL_CONTINUATIONS",
+				"Logical continuations should be on the previous line\n" . $hereprev) &&
+			    $fix && $prevrawline =~ /^\+/) {
+				# add logical operator to the previous line, remove from current line
+				# if last line ends with a comment
+				if ($prevrawline =~ /(\/\/.*)$/) {
+					my $comment = trim($1);
+					$fixed[$fixlinenr - 1] =~ s/\s*$comment//;
+					$fixed[$fixlinenr - 1] .= " $operator $comment";
+				}
+				else {
+					$fixed[$fixlinenr - 1] .= " $operator";
+				}
+				$fixed[$fixlinenr] =~ s/\Q$operator\E\s*//;
+			}
 		}
 
 # check indentation starts on a tab stop
-- 
2.17.1



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