Typedef removal tool
Luis R. Rodriguez
mcgrof at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 07:45:35 UTC 2009
On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 10:01 PM, Julia Lawall<julia at diku.dk> wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Aug 2009, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>> Anyone know if there is a typedef removal tool? When porting drivers
>> this needs to be done quite often.
>> FWIW I've started porting some driver and have come across some tools,
>> or written my own scripts, which have helped. Using spatch to port a
>> driver was such a tool I explored. I think I'll try to put together
>> some info on the driver project wiki for this. typdef removal tool
>> would still be neat.
> Nicolas Palix (in CC) did a bit of work on this recently using Coccinelle,
> but the problem is that simply removing the typedef is not enough, one has
> to come up with a name that is within the spirit of the names used in
> Linux, or perhaps recognize that the structure in question already exists
> in a more general form in the kernel an thus the declaration should be
> removed completely.
> Someone else made a dedicated tool using a dictionary of the old and new
> names that at least partially addresses these problems. Nicolas knows who
> that person is.
Sounds like a very proper way to do this.
I wrote something not-so-proper and simple based on Joe's work that
just replaces a specified typedef name with one the user specifies.
Should do it for simple porting where you do not have to prove
correctness and avoid namespace collisions.
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