Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: add an exclusion for 'for_each' helper macros

From: Andy Whitcroft
Date: Sat Jun 09 2007 - 10:06:08 EST

Joel Schopp wrote:
> Dan Williams wrote:
>> checkpatch currently complains about macros like the following:
>> #define for_each_dma_cap_mask(cap, mask) \
>> for ((cap) = first_dma_cap(mask); \
>> (cap) < DMA_TX_TYPE_END; \
>> (cap) = next_dma_cap((cap), (mask)))
>> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@xxxxxxxxx>
> I'd like it if this patch updated Chapter 12 of
> Documentation/CodingStyle as well. That section is where the rule to
> check came from and it would be nice for it to mention the exception to
> the rule as well.

The actual restriction is on statements not on lines it seems:

"Macros with multiple statements should be enclosed in a do - while block"

So if this is only a single statement it is safe without a "container".
I have a patch cooked up here which works out if there are more than
one statement which seems to do the trick.

Dan, thanks for the report.

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