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Date:   Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:18:45 -0800
From:   Joe Perches <>
To:     "Tobin C. Harding" <>,
        Dan Carpenter <>,
        Laura Abbott <>
Cc:     Kees Cook <>,
        Jonathan Corbet <>,
        Randy Dunlap <>,
        Andrew Murray <>,, LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc: convert printk-formats.txt to rst

On Sat, 2017-12-09 at 12:27 +1100, Tobin C. Harding wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 08, 2017 at 01:22:37PM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:

> > Outside of the documentation, what could be useful is for
> > someone to add a tool to verify %p<foo> extension to
> > the typeof address actually passed as an argument.
> This sounds interesting to work no. At first glance I have no idea how
> one would go about this. Some form of static analysis would be a good
> place to start, right? I'd like to allocate some cycles to this, any
> pointers most appreciated.

A gcc-plugin would likely work best.

There was some discussion about such a thing here:

I vaguely recall someone else doing a broader use tool
which I believe was not smatch, but my google-fu isn't
finding it.

It might have been coccinelle based.

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