[PATCH v2] checkpatch: Add warnings for use of mdelay()

From: Israel Schlesinger
Date: Tue Jul 27 2010 - 13:27:18 EST

mdelay is a busy-wait loop which is wasteful. If at all possible,
callers should use msleep instead of mdelay.

The only time mdelay is really appropriate is in atomic context,
however, delays of 1ms+ in atomic context are rather expensive, so
a warning for this case is probably appropriate as well to encourage
people to move such expensive delays outside of atomic context

Signed-off-by: Israel Schlesinger <israels@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
scripts/checkpatch.pl | 5 +++++
1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index bd88f11..9ce1cb5 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -2570,6 +2570,11 @@ sub process {

+# check the patch for use of mdelay
+ if ($line =~ /\bmdelay\s*\(/) {
+ WARN("use of mdelay() found: msleep() is the preferred API.\n" . $line );
+ }
# warn about #ifdefs in C files
# if ($line =~ /^.\s*\#\s*if(|n)def/ && ($realfile =~ /\.c$/)) {
# print "#ifdef in C files should be avoided\n";

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