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Date:	Thu, 3 Jan 2013 10:09:43 +0000
From:	Andy Whitcroft <apw@...onical.com>
To:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: Warn on unnecessary __dev<foo> section
 markings

On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 04:33:21PM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> Get people to stop adding __devinit and __devexit section markings.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
> ---
>  scripts/checkpatch.pl | 6 ++++++
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> index 4d2c7df..325caa7 100755
> --- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> +++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
> @@ -1931,6 +1931,12 @@ sub process {
>  			      "use the SSYNC() macro in asm/blackfin.h\n" . $herevet);
>  		}
>  
> +# check for old HOTPLUG __dev<foo> section markings
> +		if ($line =~ /\b(__dev(init|exit)(data|const|))\b/) {
> +			WARN("HOTPLUG_SECTION",
> +			     "Using $1 is unnecessary\n" . $herecurr);
> +		}
> +
>  # Check for potential 'bare' types
>  		my ($stat, $cond, $line_nr_next, $remain_next, $off_next,
>  		    $realline_next);

That looks simple enough.

Acked-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@...onical.com>

-apw
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