[Cocci] [PATCH v2 0/5] Support for generalized use of make C={1, 2} via a wrapper program

Knut Omang knut.omang at oracle.com
Mon Dec 18 14:05:15 CET 2017


On Sun, 2017-12-17 at 22:00 -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Sun, 2017-12-17 at 22:00 -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 03:14:10AM +0100, Knut Omang wrote:
> > 
> > > > I like the ability to add more checkers and keep then in the main
> > > > upstream tree. But adding overrides for specific subsystems goes against
> > > > the policy that all subsystems should be treated equally.
> > > 
> > > This is a tool to enable automated testing for as many checks as
> > > possible, as soon as possible. Like any tool, it can be misused, but
> > > that's IMHO an orthogonal problem that I think the maintainers will
> > > be more than capable of preventing.
> > > 
> > > Think of this as a tightening screw: We eliminate errors class by
> > > class or file by file, and in the same commit narrows in the list of
> > > exceptions. That way we can fix issues piece by piece while avoiding
> > > a lot of regressions in already clean parts.
> > 
> > Since you used drivers/infiniband as an example for this script..
> > 
> > I will say I agree with this idea.
> > 
> > It is not that we *want* infiniband to be different from the rest of
> > the kernel, it is that we have this historical situation where we
> > don't have a code base that already passes the various static checker
> > things.
> > 
> > I would like it very much if I could run 'make static checker' and see
> > no warnings. This helps me know that I when I accept patches I am not
> > introducing new problems to code that has already been cleaned up.
> > 
> > Today when we run checkers we get so many warnings it is too hard to
> > make any sense of it.
> 
> Here is a list of the checkpatch messages for drivers/infiniband
> sorted by type.
> 
> Many of these might be corrected by using
> 
> $ ./scripts/checkpatch.pl -f --fix-inplace --types=<TYPE> \
>   $(git ls-files drivers/infiniband/)

Yes, and I already did that work piece by piece for individual types,
just to test the runchecks tool, and want to post that set once the 
runchecks script and Makefile changes itself are in,

see:

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/compare/master...knuto:runchecks

What I personally like about this approach is that with the runchecks.cfg file
one can focus easily on one or two check types at a time, create a commit out of that
and at the same time "tighten" runchecks.cfg - changes in that file then serves as 
documentation for what got changed and use maintainers can use comments to indicate 
why the remaining exceptions are still there - and there's a one-stop for anyone 
wanting to contribute to checkpatch/sparse/doc fixes.

And it will be possible to run bisect with make C=2 and always have 0 errors.

Thanks,
Knut
> 
>    5243 CHECK:CAMELCASE
>    4487 WARNING:LONG_LINE
>    1755 CHECK:PARENTHESIS_ALIGNMENT
>    1664 CHECK:SPACING
>     910 WARNING:FUNCTION_ARGUMENTS
>     742 CHECK:OPEN_ENDED_LINE
>     685 CHECK:BRACES
>     643 CHECK:UNNECESSARY_PARENTHESES
>     478 WARNING:SIZEOF_PARENTHESIS
>     361 WARNING:UNSPECIFIED_INT
>     342 WARNING:LONG_LINE_COMMENT
>     338 ERROR:SPACING
>     338 CHECK:LINE_SPACING
>     306 WARNING:SPLIT_STRING
>     278 WARNING:SPACING
>     242 WARNING:SYMBOLIC_PERMS
>     194 WARNING:BLOCK_COMMENT_STYLE
>     175 CHECK:BIT_MACRO
>     158 WARNING:SPACE_BEFORE_TAB
>     154 WARNING:LINE_SPACING
>     139 CHECK:MACRO_ARG_REUSE
>     133 CHECK:UNCOMMENTED_DEFINITION
>     122 CHECK:AVOID_BUG
>     103 CHECK:COMPARISON_TO_NULL
>     101 WARNING:ENOSYS
>      89 WARNING:BRACES
>      78 WARNING:PREFER_PR_LEVEL
>      74 WARNING:MULTILINE_DEREFERENCE
>      59 CHECK:TYPO_SPELLING
>      52 WARNING:EMBEDDED_FUNCTION_NAME
>      52 CHECK:MULTIPLE_ASSIGNMENTS
>      50 CHECK:PREFER_KERNEL_TYPES
>      45 WARNING:RETURN_VOID
>      39 WARNING:UNNECESSARY_ELSE
>      38 ERROR:POINTER_LOCATION
>      37 WARNING:ALLOC_WITH_MULTIPLY
>      36 CHECK:ALLOC_SIZEOF_STRUCT
>      35 CHECK:AVOID_EXTERNS
>      34 WARNING:PRINTK_WITHOUT_KERN_LEVEL
>      33 ERROR:CODE_INDENT
>      32 WARNING:PREFER_PACKED
>      32 CHECK:LOGICAL_CONTINUATIONS
>      29 WARNING:MEMORY_BARRIER
>      29 WARNING:LEADING_SPACE
>      28 WARNING:DEEP_INDENTATION
>      27 CHECK:USLEEP_RANGE
>      23 WARNING:SUSPECT_CODE_INDENT
>      23 ERROR:TRAILING_STATEMENTS
>      21 WARNING:LONG_LINE_STRING
>      20 WARNING:CONSIDER_KSTRTO
>      18 WARNING:CONSTANT_COMPARISON
>      18 ERROR:OPEN_BRACE
>      15 WARNING:QUOTED_WHITESPACE_BEFORE_NEWLINE
>      14 WARNING:VOLATILE
>      14 ERROR:SWITCH_CASE_INDENT_LEVEL
>      11 WARNING:OOM_MESSAGE
>      11 WARNING:INCLUDE_LINUX
>      10 WARNING:SSCANF_TO_KSTRTO
>      10 WARNING:INDENTED_LABEL
>       9 ERROR:GLOBAL_INITIALISERS
>       9 ERROR:COMPLEX_MACRO
>       9 ERROR:ASSIGN_IN_IF
>       8 WARNING:UNNECESSARY_BREAK
>       6 WARNING:PRINTF_L
>       6 WARNING:MISORDERED_TYPE
>       6 ERROR:INITIALISED_STATIC
>       5 WARNING:TABSTOP
>       5 WARNING:SINGLE_STATEMENT_DO_WHILE_MACRO
>       5 WARNING:NAKED_SSCANF
>       4 WARNING:NEEDLESS_IF
>       4 ERROR:RETURN_PARENTHESES
>       4 CHECK:BOOL_COMPARISON
>       3 WARNING:TRAILING_SEMICOLON
>       3 WARNING:STATIC_CONST_CHAR_ARRAY
>       3 ERROR:TRAILING_WHITESPACE
>       2 WARNING:UNNECESSARY_PARENTHESES
>       2 WARNING:MISSING_SPACE
>       2 WARNING:LOGGING_CONTINUATION
>       2 CHECK:ARCH_DEFINES
>       1 WARNING:TYPECAST_INT_CONSTANT
>       1 WARNING:PREFER_DEV_LEVEL
>       1 WARNING:NR_CPUS
>       1 WARNING:NEW_TYPEDEFS
>       1 WARNING:MINMAX
>       1 WARNING:MACRO_WITH_FLOW_CONTROL
>       1 WARNING:LINE_CONTINUATIONS
>       1 WARNING:DO_WHILE_MACRO_WITH_TRAILING_SEMICOLON
>       1 WARNING:DEFAULT_NO_BREAK
>       1 WARNING:CONST_STRUCT
>       1 WARNING:CONSIDER_COMPLETION
>       1 ERROR:WHILE_AFTER_BRACE
>       1 ERROR:ELSE_AFTER_BRACE
>       1 CHECK:REDUNDANT_CODE
> 


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