[Cocci] 0079-netdev-destructor.cocci very slow

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Wed Sep 19 10:43:46 CEST 2018

On Tue, 2018-09-18 at 23:52 +0200, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:

> > spatch should already try that internally, but perhaps with some extra
> > knowledge we can do a better job ...

> Yes we talked about this topic some months ago in IRC.
> If there is really no better solution, then I will grep in all files for
> needs_free_netdev and priv_destructor and only apply this to the files
> which are matching. This list should be pretty short.

Right. No objection to that. Perhaps we should have some sort of special
comment header for our spatches that the script can consume?

Something like

// restrict-files: grep -qE 'needs_free_netdev|priv_destructor'

and we'd run that on all files? Or perhaps the API should be more a la
"grep -lE" so we can run it on many files and get a list of matching
files out?

> It looks like coccinelle already does such a grep when I remove the <--
> --> from the patch, because this is about 100 times faster.

Good point, not sure why it doesn't do that with the <... ...>?


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