[PATCH 00/26] constify local structures

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Sun Sep 11 17:56:16 UTC 2016

On Sun, 2016-09-11 at 15:05 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> Constify local structures.

Thanks Julia.

A few suggestions & questions:

Perhaps the script should go into scripts/coccinelle/
so that future cases could be caught by the robot
and commit message referenced by the patch instances.

Can you please compile the files modified using the
appropriate defconfig/allyesconfig and show the
movement from data to const by using
	$ size <object>.new/old
and include that in the changelogs (maybe next time)?

Is it possible for a rule to trace the instances where
an address of a struct or struct member is taken by
locally defined and declared function call where the
callee does not modify any dereferenced object?


struct foo {
	int bar;
	char *baz;

struct foo qux[] = {
	{ 1, "description 1" },
	{ 2, "dewcription 2" },
	[ n, "etc" ]...,

void message(struct foo *msg)
	printk("%d %s\n", msg->bar, msg->baz);

where some code uses


So could a coccinelle script change:

struct foo qux[] = { to const struct foo quz[] = {


void message(struct foo *msg) to void message(const struct foo *msg)

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