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SubjectRe: CHECKPATCH: missing a warning soon after include files decl -c
On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 03:49:12PM +0100, Fabio Aiuto wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 11:59:44AM +0100, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 11:54:24AM +0100, Fabio Aiuto wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > here's an issue in checkpatch.pl
> > >
> > > $ perl script/checkpatch.pl -f drivers/staging/rtl8723bs/core/rtw_ap.c
> > >
> > > I get three warning related to an extern declaration
> > >
> > > WARNING: externs should be avoided in .c files
> > > #14: FILE: drivers/staging/rtl8723bs/core/rtw_ap.c:14:
> > > +extern unsigned char WMM_OUI[];
> > > --
> > > WARNING: externs should be avoided in .c files
> > > #15: FILE: drivers/staging/rtl8723bs/core/rtw_ap.c:15:
> > > +extern unsigned char WPS_OUI[];
> > > --
> > > WARNING: externs should be avoided in .c files
> > > #16: FILE: drivers/staging/rtl8723bs/core/rtw_ap.c:16:
> > > +extern unsigned char P2P_OUI[];
> > > ----------------------
> > >
> > > but the file checked has 4 extern declaration:
> > > -----------------------------
> > > #define _RTW_AP_C_
> > >
> > > #include <drv_types.h>
> > > #include <rtw_debug.h>
> > > #include <asm/unaligned.h>
> > >
> > > extern unsigned char RTW_WPA_OUI[];
> > > extern unsigned char WMM_OUI[];
> > > extern unsigned char WPS_OUI[];
> > > extern unsigned char P2P_OUI[];
> > >
> > > void init_mlme_ap_info(struct adapter *padapter)
> > > -------------------------------
> > >
> > > If I add a ';' this way:
> > > ----------------------------
> > > #define _RTW_AP_C_
> > >
> > > #include <drv_types.h>
> > > #include <rtw_debug.h>
> > > #include <asm/unaligned.h>
> > > ;
> > > extern unsigned char RTW_WPA_OUI[];
> > > extern unsigned char WMM_OUI[];
> > > extern unsigned char WPS_OUI[];
> > > extern unsigned char P2P_OUI[];
> > >
> > > void init_mlme_ap_info(struct adapter *padapter)
> > > --------------------------------
> >
> > Wait, why would you do the above?
> >
> > Don't try to trick a perl script that has a hard time parsing C files,
> > try to resolve the original issue here.
> >
> > And that is that the above definitions should be in a .h file somewhere.
> > If you make that move then all should be fine.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > greg k-h
>
> that's another issue
>
> WARNING: externs should be avoided in .c files
> #35: FILE: drivers/staging/rtl8723bs/core/rtw_efuse.c:35:
> +bool
>
> CHECK: Lines should not end with a '('
> #36: FILE: drivers/staging/rtl8723bs/core/rtw_efuse.c:36:
> ---
>
> but that's what I see in line 35
>
>
> #define REG_EFUSE_CTRL 0x0030
> #define EFUSE_CTRL REG_EFUSE_CTRL /* E-Fuse Control. */
>
> bool<--------------------------------- line 35
> Efuse_Read1ByteFromFakeContent(
> struct adapter *padapter,
> u16 Offset,
> u8 *Value);
> bool
> Efuse_Read1ByteFromFakeContent(
> struct adapter *padapter,


That's some horrid code formatting, just clean it up to look normal and
all will be fine.

> another one...
>
> WARNING: externs should be avoided in .c files
> #40: FILE: drivers/staging/rtl8723bs/core/rtw_ioctl_set.c:40:
> +u8 rtw_do_join(struct adapter *padapter); <-------- do I miss
> something about extern keyword?

Having a global function prototype in a .c file is not a good idea.
Again, fix it up and all will be fine.

thanks,

greg k-h

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