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Date:   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:55:06 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To:     Valentin Huebner <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Staging: board: Fix macro code style error

On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 05:44:50PM +0000, Valentin Huebner wrote:
> Fixes a 'macro with flow control statement' checkpatch code style
> error by removing the board_staging() macro and replacing its two
> calls

checkpatch is wrong here, you are now adding more lines than you remove:

> Signed-off-by: Valentin Hübner <>
> ---
>  drivers/staging/board/armadillo800eva.c | 10 +++++++++-
>  drivers/staging/board/board.h           | 11 -----------
>  drivers/staging/board/kzm9d.c           | 10 +++++++++-
>  3 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)


There's nothing wrong with the macro as-is, it's like many other macros
we have for module init sequences.  checkpatch is just a hint, you still
have to use your brain :)


greg k-h

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