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Date:   Fri, 25 Dec 2020 09:06:51 -0800
From:   Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:     Tom Rix <trix@...hat.com>,
        Simon Horman <simon.horman@...ronome.com>
Cc:     kuba@...nel.org, davem@...emloft.net, ast@...nel.org,
        daniel@...earbox.net, andrii@...nel.org, kafai@...com,
        songliubraving@...com, yhs@...com, john.fastabend@...il.com,
        kpsingh@...nel.org, gustavoars@...nel.org,
        louis.peens@...ronome.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        bpf@...r.kernel.org, oss-drivers@...ronome.com,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nfp: remove h from printk format specifier

On Fri, 2020-12-25 at 06:56 -0800, Tom Rix wrote:
> On 12/24/20 2:39 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
[]
> > Kernel code doesn't use a signed char or short with %hx or %hu very often
> > but in case you didn't already know, any signed char/short emitted with
> > anything like %hx or %hu needs to be left alone as sign extension occurs so:
> 
> Yes, this would also effect checkpatch.

Of course but checkpatch is stupid and doesn't know types
so it just assumes that the type argument is not signed.

In general, that's a reasonable but imperfect assumption.

coccinelle could probably do this properly as it's a much
better parser.  clang-tidy should be able to as well.


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