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authorJoe Perches <joe@perches.com>2013-07-03 15:05:21 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-07-03 16:07:44 -0700
commita640d25cead66457ac14a878234f8b323ba8aade (patch)
tree68226ed2019c2e999efdbf6ccd8d0c53a271e833 /scripts
parent95e2c6023b0e4c8499fb521697f79215f69135fe (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-a640d25cead66457ac14a878234f8b323ba8aade.tar.gz
checkpatch: add --strict preference for p = kmalloc(sizeof(*p)...
Add another test for memory allocation style to follow Documentation/CodingStyle: Chapter 14: Allocating memory The preferred form for passing a size of a struct is the following: p = kmalloc(sizeof(*p), ...); Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts')
-rwxr-xr-xscripts/checkpatch.pl8
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 517da26d9a2d..6185eb67df94 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -3507,6 +3507,14 @@ sub process {
"unnecessary cast may hide bugs, see http://c-faq.com/malloc/mallocnocast.html\n" . $herecurr);
}
+# alloc style
+# p = alloc(sizeof(struct foo), ...) should be p = alloc(sizeof(*p), ...)
+ if ($^V && $^V ge 5.10.0 &&
+ $line =~ /\b($Lval)\s*\=\s*(?:$balanced_parens)?\s*([kv][mz]alloc(?:_node)?)\s*\(\s*(sizeof\s*\(\s*struct\s+$Lval\s*\))/) {
+ CHK("ALLOC_SIZEOF_STRUCT",
+ "Prefer $3(sizeof(*$1)...) over $3($4...)\n" . $herecurr);
+ }
+
# check for krealloc arg reuse
if ($^V && $^V ge 5.10.0 &&
$line =~ /\b($Lval)\s*\=\s*(?:$balanced_parens)?\s*krealloc\s*\(\s*\1\s*,/) {