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Date:	Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:33:21 -0800
From:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:	Andy Whitcroft <apw@...onical.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: [PATCH] checkpatch: Warn on unnecessary __dev<foo> section markings

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);


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