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authorJoe Perches <joe@perches.com>2020-12-15 20:44:30 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2020-12-15 22:46:17 -0800
commit73169765e6e7ac54528778faa592b15df5c8a93c (patch)
treefb19e7a4ea734e5f0a081c146bae944c41ecda58 /scripts/checkpatch.pl
parent4104a20646fe20ed5aa9be883eef7340b219f9a8 (diff)
checkpatch: prefer static const declarations
There are about 100,000 uses of 'static const <type>' but about 400 uses of 'static <type> const' in the kernel where type is not a pointer. The kernel almost always uses "static const" over "const static" as there is a compiler warning for that declaration style. But there is no compiler warning for "static <type> const". So add a checkpatch warning for the atypical declaration uses of. const static <type> <foo> and static <type> const <foo> For example: $ ./scripts/checkpatch.pl -f --emacs --quiet --nosummary -types=static_const arch/arm/crypto/aes-ce-glue.c arch/arm/crypto/aes-ce-glue.c:75: WARNING: Move const after static - use 'static const u8' #75: FILE: arch/arm/crypto/aes-ce-glue.c:75: + static u8 const rcon[] = { Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/4b863be68e679546b40d50b97a4a806c03056a1c.camel@perches.com 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>
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diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 6bbc24e66916..4018bf89e63a 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -4232,6 +4232,18 @@ sub process {
}
}
+# check for const static or static <non ptr type> const declarations
+# prefer 'static const <foo>' over 'const static <foo>' and 'static <foo> const'
+ if ($sline =~ /^\+\s*const\s+static\s+($Type)\b/ ||
+ $sline =~ /^\+\s*static\s+($BasicType)\s+const\b/) {
+ if (WARN("STATIC_CONST",
+ "Move const after static - use 'static const $1'\n" . $herecurr) &&
+ $fix) {
+ $fixed[$fixlinenr] =~ s/\bconst\s+static\b/static const/;
+ $fixed[$fixlinenr] =~ s/\bstatic\s+($BasicType)\s+const\b/static const $1/;
+ }
+ }
+
# check for non-global char *foo[] = {"bar", ...} declarations.
if ($line =~ /^.\s+(?:static\s+|const\s+)?char\s+\*\s*\w+\s*\[\s*\]\s*=\s*\{/) {
WARN("STATIC_CONST_CHAR_ARRAY",