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From: Dwaipayan Ray <>
To: Lukas Bulwahn <>,
Subject: [Linux-kernel-mentees] investigation: MULTISTATEMENT_MACRO_USE_DO_WHILE issues
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 21:17:43 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Checkpatch seems to generate some false positives on
certain macros.

For example running checkpatch on (kernel/trace/trace_export.c),

ERROR: Macros with multiple statements should be enclosed in a do - while loop
#49: FILE: kernel/trace/trace_export.c:49:
+#define __field_packed(type, container, item) type item;

ERROR: Macros with multiple statements should be enclosed in a do - while loop
#52: FILE: kernel/trace/trace_export.c:52:
+#define __array(type, item, size) type item[size];

and several other same errors.

Wrapping this in a do - while certainly doesn't make sense.
Removing the semicolon at the end of macro and appending semicolon
in the call changes the error to:

ERROR: Macros with complex values should be enclosed in parentheses
#49: FILE: kernel/trace/trace_export.c:49:
+#define __array_desc(type, container, item, size) type item[size]

This seems more reasonable. But the error isn't necessary in the first

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             reply	other threads:[~2020-09-28 15:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-28 15:47 Dwaipayan Ray [this message]
2020-09-28 16:14 ` [Linux-kernel-mentees] investigation: MULTISTATEMENT_MACRO_USE_DO_WHILE issues Lukas Bulwahn
2020-09-28 17:11   ` Dwaipayan Ray
2020-09-29  7:58     ` Lukas Bulwahn

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