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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 10:04:51 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
Cc:     Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>,
        Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>,
        Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Rasmus Villemoes <linux@...musvillemoes.dk>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org,
        Miguel Ojeda <miguel.ojeda.sandonis@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5] docs: Explain the desired position of function
 attributes

On Tue, Oct 05, 2021 at 08:39:14AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Tue, 2021-10-05 at 08:26 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> > While discussing how to format the addition of various function
> > attributes, some "unwritten rules" of ordering surfaced[1]. Capture as
> > close as possible to Linus's preferences for future reference.
> > +For example, using this function declaration example::
> > +
> > + __init void * __must_check action(enum magic value, size_t size, u8 count,
> > +				   char *fmt, ...) __printf(4, 5) __malloc;
> 
> trivia: almost all fmt declarations should be const char *

Heh, good point!

> > +Note that for a function **definition** (i.e. the actual function body),
> > +the compiler does not allow function parameter attributes after the
> > +function parameters. In these cases, they should go after the storage
> > +class attributes (e.g. note the changed position of ``__printf(4, 5)``
> > +below, compared to the **declaration** example above)::
> > +
> > + static __always_inline __init __printf(4, 5) void * __must_check action(enum magic value,
> > +		size_t size, u8 count, char *fmt, ...) __malloc
> 
> here too, and 80 columns?

Kernel standard is now 100. *shrug*

> > + {
> > +	...
> > + }
> 
> Or just put all the attributes before the storage class... <grumble/chuckle>

I hear ya...

-- 
Kees Cook

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