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authorTobias Klauser <tklauser@distanz.ch>2010-05-24 21:33:30 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-05-25 15:07:06 (GMT)
commitd4977c78e9c7dd042f96f4a21d957bc25a561333 (patch)
tree19a50489a8d974b4841edde9e92aae7ec147756a /scripts/checkpatch.pl
parent3354957a4f8b9bb4b43625232acdf0626851c82f (diff)
checkpatch: warn on declaration with storage class not at the beginning
The C99 specification states in section 6.11.5: The placement of a storage-class specifier other than at the beginning of the declaration specifiers in a declaration is an obsolescent feature. Signed-off-by: Tobias Klauser <tklauser@distanz.ch> Acked-by: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org> Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts/checkpatch.pl')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index de0f467..bd88f11 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -2601,6 +2601,11 @@ sub process {
CHK("architecture specific defines should be avoided\n" . $herecurr);
+# Check that the storage class is at the beginning of a declaration
+ if ($line =~ /\b$Storage\b/ && $line !~ /^.\s*$Storage\b/) {
+ WARN("storage class should be at the beginning of the declaration\n" . $herecurr)
+ }
# check the location of the inline attribute, that it is between
# storage class and type.
if ($line =~ /\b$Type\s+$Inline\b/ ||

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