[PATCH 1/6] staging:android_pmem.h: Fixes the space and other formating issues pointed out by checkpatch.pl

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Fri Jan 20 13:29:04 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-01-20 at 14:54 +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> It still complains about the following macros where parenthesis are
> not needed.
> ERROR: Macros with complex values should be enclosed in parenthesis
> #156: FILE: staging/android/pmem.c:156:
> +#define PMEM_IS_FREE(id, index) !(pmem[id].bitmap[index].allocated)
> Let's just make the check look for an operator with a low
> precedence.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations#Programming_languages
> Otherwise the submitters are going to change it to:
> #define PMEM_IS_FREE(id, index) (!(pmem[id].bitmap[index].allocated))
> That has two pairs of unneeded paranthesis and we run the risk of
> reprogramming the kernel in lisp, by mistake.

I think the outer parens are necessary.
Imagine PMEM_IS_FREE(foo, bar).another_dereference

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