[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v6] checkpatch: extend attributes check to handle more patterns

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Sun Oct 25 19:36:35 UTC 2020

On Mon, 2020-10-26 at 01:01 +0530, Dwaipayan Ray wrote:
> It is generally preferred that the macros from
> include/linux/compiler_attributes.h are used, unless there
> is a reason not to.
> checkpatch currently checks __attribute__ for each of
> packed, aligned, section, printf, scanf, and weak. Other
> declarations in compiler_attributes.h are not handled.
> Add a generic test to check the presence of such attributes.
> Some attributes require more specific handling and are kept
> separate.
> Also add fixes to the generic attributes check to substitute
> the correct conversions.
Thanks Dwaipayan.

Andrew, can you pick this up please?

Link: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20201025193103.23223-1-dwaipayanray1@gmail.com/raw

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